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HISTORICAL CATALOGUE 



OF THE 



Nortliampton First Church , 



1661-1891. 



BY REV. SOLOMON CLARK, 

Author of Historicals, Antiquities, and Graduates, 
of Northampton, Mass. 



ILLUSTRATED. 



■ Thy Way, O God, is in the Sanctuary."— Tsal.m 77 : 13. 



NORTHAMPTON, MASS. : 
GAZETTE PRINTING COMPANY. 

1891. 




TTTTrTTI Ml?TJ'TTMr4 WnTTCR F.RROTKD 1877-78. 



INTRODUCTION 



The Work here introduced, covering a period of 
two hundred and thirty years, solicits the charitable 
judgment of an intelligent community. 

It is not claimed to be perfect, though that has 
been the writer's steady purpose and endeavor. At 
the beginning, difficulties, arising from the absence 
of yeai'ly dates in receiving Members, were to be met. 
For the first almost 100 years, the precise time when 
people united with the church is omitted. This was 
the order steadily pursued from 1661 till 1754. From 
this latter date, the beginning of Mr. Hooker's min- 
istry, the admissions and the year go together. 

Note another particular. But one interval appears 
when names of Members have been lost. This oc- 
curred near the close of Jonathan Edwards pastorate. 
Alienation existed. The church went into a dark 
cloud. Few conversions occurred. Fewer still unit- 
ed with the church. The record of that interval, 
and of those admissions is missing. The only one of 
the kind during the long period covered by this 
history. 



INTRODUCTION. 

The Work, embracing over forty-two hundred and 
fifty names, has been one of constantly increasing 
interest on the writer's part. Gratitude is hereby 
expressed that he is permitted to see its completion. 
It is offered as a tribute of the author's esteem for 
his native place. May it serve as a reminder of the 
superior worth of those, who, so long ago, laid in 
this community the foundations of the first church. 



CHAPTER I. 



FORMATION OF THE FIRST CHURCH. JUNE 18, 1661. 



Rev. Eleazar Mather's Ministry, 1658—1669. 

Original Members. — Historical Items. 

Samuel Wright. One of the first settlers. His 

home lot lay between King and Market streets. 

On it are, The First National Bank, The Smith 

Charities and other buildings. 
John Marsh. 
Thomas Woodford. Was of Springfield in 1636 and 

of Hartford 1639. Where he collected funds in 

1645 for the students at Cambridge. 
Rathorn Wilton. 
Abigail Strong. 
Margaret Wright. 
Arthur Williams. 
Mary Alford. 
Sarah Bridgman. 



6 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

George Alexander. Had a son Alexander Alexander 
in 1656. 

Isaac Sheldon. Lived on King Street for near fifty 
years, father of fifteen children. Ancestor of 
the Northampton Sheldons. 

Mary Sheldon. 

Alexander Edwards. Came from Wales. See the 
origin of that name in Northampton where he 
lived, " Welsh End/' toward the Hospital. 

William Hannum. Came from Windsor, Conn. His 
son John had thirteen children. 

Nathaniel Phelps. 

Rathorn Williams. 

Ann Bartlett. 

Deliverance Hanchett. 

George Langton. 

Esther Mather. 

Dorcas Lyman. 

Kuth Baker. 

Hannah Langton. 

Honor Hannum. 

Aaron Cooke. A man of daring and energy, a fa- 
mous wolf hunter. Had the title of Major. 

Joanna Cooke. 

William Holton. One of the Springfield petitioners 
and one of the first settlers. The first deacon, 
chosen in 1663. 



ELEAZAR MATHER'S MINISTRY. 7 

Mary Holton. 

Sarah Clark. 

Susan Cunliff. 

Elizabeth Woodward. 

Alice Hutchinson. 

Susan Alexander. 

Kichard Lyman. Chosen on the first board of Se- 
lectmen in 1655. Prominent in promoting the 
business and welfare of the community. Recorder 
of the proprietors of Nonotuck, or Northampton, 
from 1654 to 1657. Six generations followed him 
on his Pleasant street homestead. 

Hephzibah Lyman. 

John Lyman, brother of Richard, was in Northamp- 
ton 1658. He married Dorcas Plum. 

John King. A man of intelligence and worth. Lived 
on King street; received its name from him. 

John Ingersoll. 

Mary Burt. 

Sarah King. 

Eleazar Mather. The first pastor, preached eleven 
years, deceased at thirty-two. Esther Mather, his 
widow, was a remarkable woman. She married 
the second minister, Rev. Mr. Stoddard, and lived 
seventy-seven years in Northampton. 

David Wilton. 



8 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

William Clark, viz., Lieut. William. In public life 
one of the associate justices for Hampshire County, 
filled other oflSces, one of the seven pillars of the 
church. 

John Strong. Same as Elder John. Came to 
Northampton the same year with Lt. Wm. Clark, 
1659. Both aided in developing the infant col- 
ony. The descendants of both were numbered by 
the thousands. 

Henry Cunliif. 

Henry Woodward. One of the early pillars of the 
first church, ancestor of the late Samuel Wood- 
ward, M. D. 

Thomas Root. His descendants lived in Southamp- 
ton and elsewhere. 

Thomas Hanchett. Chosen second deacon in 1668. 
Moved to Westfield within the next two years. 

William Janes. Was recorder of lands for twenty 
years, also a school teacher, and bore the honorable 
title of Mr., conferred only on a few. 

Thomas Bascom. Came from the North of England. 
His grandson, Jonathan, was a first settler in 
Southampton. 

William Hulburd. 

Avis Bascom. 

Ann Hulburd. 

Elizabeth Curtis. 



ELEAZAR MATHER'S MINISTRY. 9 

Abigail Strong James. 

Josiah Dudy. 

Mary Strong. 

John Stebbins. Father of sixteen children. Ap- 
pointed in 1661 with others to build a meeting- 
house, forty-two feet square, costing not over 150 
pounds. 

Joseph Eliot. Born in Roxbury. He came in 1662; 
preached as Mr. Mather's assistant, with a view 
to settlement, remained not over two years. 

Clemence Mason. 

Elizabeth Phelps. 

Richard Weller. 

Sarah Smith. 

Robert Bartlett. Killed by the Indians March 14th, 
1676, when they broke through the palisades at 
the lower end of Pleasant street, setting fire to 
several houses and barns. 

Joseph Leeds. 

Freedom Strong. 

Sarah Hannum. 

Sarah Allen. 

Samuel Smith. 

Mary Smith. 

Joseph Parsons. United with the little band at 
Northampton in 1655. Had the title of Cornet. 
Kept the first house of entertainment in the place. 
The Parsons families there descended from him. 



CHAPTER 11. 



Rev. Solomon Stoddard's Ministry, 1672 — 1729. 

Admissions.— Historical Items. 

Solomon Stoddard. The second minister. A man 
of learning ; a plain, successful preacher. Five 
harvests crowned his labors. Married Esther 
Mather, widow of the first minister, the hon- 
ored mother of thirteen children ; all reared fam- 
ilies of their own, often a large household. His 
son, Anthony Stoddard, preached nearly sixty 
years. 

Medad Pomeroy. Became one of the first men in 
town. Served as selectman, town clerk and 
treasurer, register of deeds, representative to leg- 
islature, forty-one years deacon. 

Josiah Dewey. 

Thomas Bascom, Jr. 

Caleb Pomeroy. 

Nehemiah Allen. Ancestor of Col. Ethan Allen 
of Vermont. 

Judah Wright. 



(10) 



SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 11 

Timothy Baker. Belonged to the same race with 
Osmyn, late a member of Congress, President of 
the Board of Trustees of the Smith Charities. 

Joseph Parsons, Jr. Third justice of the Court of 
Common Pleas, a man of large business, public 
and private. Lived with his wife sixty years, 
reared twelve children, all married, had large 
families. His son, Joseph, was pastor at Leba- 
non, Conn., 1700-8. 

John Bridgman. Son of James the settler. 

Samuel Davis. 

John Hannum. 

John Holton. 

John Clark. The first deacon John. Son of Lt. 
William. Lived where the Art Gallery stands. 
Constantly in public service. Went representa- 
tive to Boston fourteen times. His devotion to 
public duties injured his health and shortened 
his life. By his ten children had over eighty 
grandchildren. 

David Burt. 

Joshua Pomeroy. 

Jonathan Hunt. From Hartford. Home lot on 
what became Elm street. His dwelling near the 
Mills place, afterwards Miss Burnham's. A 
cooper, a skilled workman. Chosen deacon in 
1680. A valuable citizen. 



12 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

John Woodward. 

Benjamin Edwards. His daughter, Mindwell, mar- 
ried Noah Parsons, Sr., who lived on South 
street, near the entrance to L. B. Williams' 
house, where his twelve children were born, 

Eleanor Frarey. 

Mary Holton. 

Katherine Wilton. 

Susanna Alexander. 

Hephzibah Marsh. 

Mary Hunt. 

Ruth Limon, 

Katherine Branch. 

Elizabeth Weller. 

Freedom Strong. 

Sarah Allen. 

Mary Bascom. 

Abigail. 

Elizabeth Smeade. 

Mary Bridgman. 

Mary Phelps. 

Experience Pomeroy, 

Hephzibah Pomeroy. 

Thankful Taylor. 

Sarah Clapp. 

Hephzibah Lyman. 



SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 13 

Joseph Hawley. Graduated at Harvard, 1674. 
Came at once to Northampton. Taught a gram- 
mar school. Chosen captain, received title of 

, Mr. Ancestor of Northampton Hawleys. 

William Smeade. 

Enos Kingsley. Came from Dorchester. Married 
in Northampton, 1662. 

Samuel Langton. The Samuel L. Parsons' place 
on West street came into that family through 
Samuel Langton, an ancestor, who bought it in 
1709. 

Samuel Smith. 

Samuel Allen. Came unmarried to Northampton 
in 1657. Received his home lot on King street, 
corner of King and Back Lane, now called Ed- 
wards street. Married, 1659, Hannah Woodford. 
The Aliens of Northampton and Pittsfield de- 
scended from them. 

Ebenezer Strong. A farmer and tanner. The 
third and last ruling elder in the First Church. 
The seventh child of Elder John. He was ser- 
geant, constable, and for a long time one of the 
selectmen. 

Samuel Bartleti. 

John Taylor. 

Nathaniel Phelps, Jr. 

Thomas Judd. 



14 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

John French. 

James Wright. 

Samuel Clark, Brother of the first deacon John, 
sons of Lt. William. The two received from 
their father six acres each on Elm street. John 
on the south and Samuel on the north side. 

Jonathan Parsons. The first of three or more of 
that name in Northampton. 

John Hulburt. 

Ebenezer Wright. Established himself on Bridge 
street about 1684. The homestead is still owned 
by his descendants. Filled the office of deacon 
forty-four years. 

William Holton, Jr. 

Robert Lyman. Fond of hunting, fishing, and the 
like, hence from him the names Robert's Hills 
and Robert's Meadow. The first who discovered 
the Westhampton lead mines. 

Jacob Root. 

Rachel Strong. 

Sarah Alexander. 

Joanna Ingraham. 

Elizabeth Langton. 

Rebecca Rust. 

Sarah Bartlett. 

Elizabeth Lyman. 

Sarah Merry. 



SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 15 

Abigail Holton. 
Edwards. 
Hannah Janes. 
Hannah Woodward. 
Sarah Kingsley. 
Mary Clessen. 
Elizabeth Cook. 
Sarah Clark. 
Mary Hulbert. 
Mary French. 
Elizabeth Clark. 
Hannah Strong. 
John Sheldon. Father of Mary Sheldon, carried 

to Canada as a prisoner, 1704-5, by the French 

and Indians. Afterwards, by her father's efforts, 

she was restored. 
Henry Burt. 
Samuel Judd. Lived forty years on Pleasant street, 

where his ten children were born. 
Joseph Eoot. 
Benoni Stebbins. 
Alexander Alvord. An early settler, possessed 

large means for the times. 
William Clark. Same as Capt. William, son of 

the distinguished Lt. William. Moved early to 

Lebanon, Ct. 



16 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Nathaniel Edwards. Son of Alexander from Wales, 
born in Northampton 1657, soon after the fam- 
ily came. 

Matthew Clessen. 

William Phelps. His father, Dea. Nathaniel, 
came from England in the great ship, Mary and 
John. William was born in Northampton, 1657. 
Lived near Shady Lawn. 

John Broughton. 

Thomas Hunt. 

Samuel Smith, Jr. 

Samuel Parsons. 

John Alexander. 

William Southwell. 

Nathaniel Curtis. 

Philip Paine. 

Thomas Sheldon. One of the fifteen children of 
Isaac. Chosen the seventh deacon in 1702. 

Samuel Wright, Jr. A selectman in 1655. His 
homestead on Bridge street till recently, contin- 
ued in the family, through the long period of 
225 years. 

Mehetabel Smeade. 

Hannah Allen. 

Elizabeth Parsons. 
Broughton. 

Ruth Wright. 



SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 17 

Abigail Phelps. 

Mary Clark. 

Hannah Sheldon. 

Thankful Edwards. 

Ilephzibah Pomeroy. 

Abigail Holton. 

Hannah Alexander. 

Sarah Baker. 

Mindwell Sheldon. 

Mary Paine. 

Sarah Wait. 

Abigail Alvord. 

Clemence Hunt. 

Sarah Holton. 

Martha Dickinson, 

Elizabeth Stebbins. 

Warham Mather. Son of Rev. Eleazar. Has the 
honor of being the first native of Northampton 
who graduated, viz., at Harvard, 1685. Preached 
some, also taught. Finally was Justice of Peace 
at New Haven ; also Judge of Probate there 
1716-27. 

Nathaniel Alexander. 

John King, Jr. Was a lieutenant. Married daugh- 
ter of Dea. Medad Pomeroy. She lived into her 
ninetieth year. 



18 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Jedediali Strong, Sr. Was a constable, received 
eighteen shillings a year, for blowing the trum- 
pet Sabbath morning, to summon people to 
church. He lived to be ninety-six. Had four- 
teen children. 

Joseph Wright. 

Benjamin Carpenter. 

Noah Cooke. 

Preserved Clap. Son of the renowned Roger of 
Dorchester. Chosen second Elder of the church. 
Described as a blessing to Northampton. 

Jedediali Strong, Jr. 

John Livermore. 

Eleazar Smith, 

John Searl, Jr. 

Samuel Allen, Jr. He was deacon of the church 
in the time of Jonathan Edwards, third pastor. 

Samuel Rust. 

Moses Hutchinson. 

Hope Root. In the first half century about sixty 
Roots were born. 

Nathaniel Clark. Grandson of Lt. William. The 
first of several of the same name who lived on 
the South street homestead. 

Isaac Sheldon. 

John Hutchinson. 

Abijah Ingersoll. 



SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 19 

Benjamin Janes. 

Abigail Root. 

Elsie Ingersoll. 

Hephzibah Janes. 

Joanna Smith. 

Elizabeth Parsons. 

Mary Parsons. 

Abigail Strong. ^ 

Sarah Parsons. 

Elsie Hannum. 

Sarah Alexander. 

Mary Sheldon. 

Sarah Wright. 

Sarah Southwick. 

Mary Stebbins. 

Mary Ashley. 

Rhoda Parsons. 

Sarah King. 

Mary Miller. 

Abigail Wright. 

Elizabeth King. 

Samuel Davis. 

Elizur Wright. Within the first half century 
about eighty Wrights were born in Northampton. 

Benoni Janes. Probably the same, with two chil- 
dren, killed by the Indians, 1704, at Paskhomuck 
now Easthampton. 



20 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Joseph Cook. 

Mark Warner. From Hadley, 1687. His home- 
stead included the corner where John Clarke, 
the banker, lived. Ancestor of the Northamp- 
ton Warners. 

Benjamin Hastings. 

Ebenezer Pomeroy. Acted as attorney in the trial 
of four Indians, for the crime of murder, com- 
mitted in Hadley. He was a Major, also Hon- 
orable. 

Samuel Kingsley. 

Nathaniel Rust. 

Ebenezer Strong, Jr. His family numbered thir- 
teen children. 

Benjamin Wright. 

Samuel Phelps. 

David Lee. Removed to Coventry, Ct., in 1709. 
His granddaughter married Rev. Thomas Allen, 
first minister in Pittsfield. 

Preserved Strong. 

Roger Clap. Chosen captain. Went representa- 
tive. Had eight sons and a daughter ; all mar- 
ried and reared families. 

Samuel Edwards, Jr. Grandson of Alexander from 
Wales. Lived 80 South street. His oldest was 
Dea. Samuel, lived in Southampton, grandfather 
of Prof. B. B. Edwards. 



SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 21 

Jolm Alvord, Sr. 
John Alvord, Jr. 
Joseph King. Accidentally killed while hunting 

with another. 
Sarah Smith. 
Ruth Alvord. 
Abigail Searls. 
Mercy Allen. 
Sarah Rust. 
Hannah Janes. 
Elizabeth Porter. 
Hannah Hutchinson. 
Marcy Field. 
Mary Burt. 
Priscilla Webb. 
Thankful Davis. 
Lydia Taylor. 
Mindwell Lyman. 
Joanna Smith. 
Mary Hastings. 
Sarah Curtis. 
Mary Miller. 
Sarah Allen. 
Thankful Lyman. 
Mehetabel Wright. 
Anne Lyman. 
Abigail Lyman. 



22 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mark Warner, Jr. Homestead on Blackpole, same 
as Prospect street continued ; had seven daugh- 
ters and four sons ; removed beyond Florence to 
what became the Warner district. Attained his 
ninetieth year. 

Thomas Strong. Son of Elder John. Keceived 
from his father a homestead on Pleasant street. 
Whole number of his children, sixteen. 

Benjamin Alvord. A weaver, an express rider, 
actively engaged in the French and Indian war. 

Ebenezer Edwards. 

Benjamin Lyman. A lieutenant. An enterprising 
man, traded some, an extensive farmer, fatted 
cattle in the stall, owned 500 acres near Gran- 
ville, Mass. Two of his sons were graduates. 

Jonathan Strong. The first of five or six of the 
same name. Selectman five times. Number of 
his children, seventeen. Thirteen of them were 
married. 

William Phelps, Jr. 

Jonathan Alvord. 

Jonathan Rust. 

Ebenezer Hunt. Lived on Bridge street. Moved 
his large family in 1723 to Lebanon, Conn. 

John Clark. Styled the 2d Deacon John. Built 
1704 on South street. Captain and deacon. De- 
ceased at the age of eighty-nine. 



SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 23 

Ebenezer Parsons. 

Israel Rust. 

Jonathan French. 

Samuel Pomeroy. Son of Dea. Medad. Graduated 
at Yale, 1795. Pastor at Newtown, L. L, 
1709-44. 

Edward Baker. 

Joseph Atherton. 

Sarah Janes. 

Maria Judd. 

Sarah Merils. 

Hannah Carpenter. 

Hannah Clark. 
Searls. 

Sarah Parsons. 

Mary Kingsley. 

Tabitha Strong. 

Hannah Hunt. 

Prudence Baker. 

Sarah Stoddard. Fourth daughter of Rev. Solo- 
mon, the pastor. She married, 1707, Rev. Sam- 
uel Whitman, Farmington, Conn. 

Daniel Nash. 

Joseph Rust. 

Mary Hutchinson. 

Hannah Pomeroy. 

Deborah Alvord. 



24 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON, 

Clemence Judd. 

Mercy Pomeroy. 

Martha Hunt. 

Lydia Lee. 

Hannah Langton. 

Sarah Sheldon. 

Mary Strong. 

Increase Clark. Born where the Art Gallery stands. 
Built opposite the same, 1710. One descendant 
continues on the place, viz., Mrs. Mary Teuuy. 

John Stoddard. The renowned Col. John. An 
eminent civilian. As a Statesman had no supe- 
rior in his day. 

Ebenezer Alvord. 

Jonathan Sheldon. 

John Hannum, Jr. His son, Eleazar, lived in 
Southampton. 

Joseph Meacham. 

John Parsons. The two, Esther Alvord and John 
Parsons, were drowned the same day, Oct. 8th, 
1707. 

Samuel Bartlett, Jr. His father received permis- 
sion in 1686 to erect a grist mill at the falls of 
the Manhan river. 

Nathaniel Curtis. 

Nathaniel Alexander, Jr. 

Samuel Baker. 



SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY, 25 

Thomas Stebbins. 

Ebenezer Clark, A lieutenant. His house, the 
second built by Lieut. William, stood near Pres- 
ident Seelye's. His age almost one hundred. 

John Baker. Usually styled Capt. John. Built 
about 1710 the John Whittelsey house. His six 
sons, very tall men, averaged eighty-two years 
each. 

Mindwell King. 

Sarah French. 

Mary North. 

Thankful Phelps. 

Mercy Rust, 

Eebekah Stoddard. 

Mary Phelps. 

Mehetabel King. 

Thankful Alvord. 

Hannah Wright. 

Mary Smith. 

Saiah Pomeroy. 

Ruth Wright. 

Rebekah Strong. 

Sarah Clark. 

Mary Root. 

Elizabeth Clark. 

Dorcas Alvord. 

Mary Strong. 



26 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mary Searl. 

Mercy Parsons. 

Mary Smith. 

Experience Clark. 

Elizabeth Alvord. 

Mary Sheldon. 

Eebekah Clark. 

Joseph Hawley. The second of this name, a lieu- 
tenant. Married Rebecca, sister of Col. John 
Stoddard. This marriage united the Hawley and 
Stoddard families and gave to Northampton one 
of the ablest advocates of civil freedom before 
the Revolution, viz., Major Joseph Hawley. 

William Holton. 

Samuel Sheldon. 

Samuel Strong. 

Noah Cook. His house on West street stood on 
Smith College grounds. Married, 1712, Abigail, 
daughter of first deacon John Clark. When 
chosen deacon, 1739, the First Church enjoyed 
a bright period. 

Josiah Parsons. The sixth child of Esquire Jo- 
seph's large family and the first of the name in 
town. 

Preserved Clap, Jr. Was captain, married Mehet- 
abel Warner of Hatfield. Among his children 
were Roger, Preserved, John, Eliphaz, Ezra, 



SOLOMON Stoddard's ministry. 27 

Samuel Curtis, Jr. 

John Kingsley. 

Abraham Miller. He married the daughter of 
Elder Preserved Clapp. 

Benoni Stebbins. 

Thomas Cheney. 

Ebenezer Lyman. 

Preserved Bartlett. 

Jonathan Wright. 

John Wright. 

Samuel Holton. 

Nathaniel Parsons. 

Ebenezer Bridgman. 

Ebenezer Sheldon. The first Sheldon on the 
Bridge street homestead. In 1701, married Mary, 
daughter of first deacon Jonathan Hunt, a lady 
of refinement, a favorite among the young ; her 
age eighty-seven. 

Mary Edwards. 

Esther Curtis. 

Elizabeth Stebbins. 

Mary King. 

Thankful Strong. 

Experience Lyman. 

Mary Wright. 

Dorothy Hawley. 

Lydia Warner. 



28 FIEST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON, 

Abigail Holton. 

Mary Sheldon. 

Lydia Hawley. 

Mary Baker. 

Abigail Langton. 

Abigail Clark. 

Mary Sheldon. 

Mehetabel Clap. 

Miriam Cook. 

Mehetabel Strong. 

Elizabeth Bartlett. 

Thomas Sheldon. 

Samuel Clark. 

John Bascom. 

James Searl. 

David Rust. 

Thomas Alvord. Previous to 1730 owned the 
house, barn, hatter's shop which, at the above 
date, came into possession of Dea. Ebenezer 
Hunt, in the center. 

John Lyman. The second of this name, a lieuten- 
ant. Settled at South Farms, molested by the 
Indians, 1704, a year disastrous to Pascomac 
neighbors. 

Moses Lyman. Chosen captain. His daughter 
Hannah married Elijah Hunt, on Elm street. 
His daughter Phebe married Lt. Caleb Strong, 
and became the mother of Gov. Caleb Strong. 



SOLOMON STODDARD*S MINISTRY. 29 

William Bartlett. 

Thomas Holton. 

Noah Parsons. 

Isaac Sheldon. 

William King. 

John Porter. 

Jeremiah Webb. 

Benjamin Stebbins. 

William Parsons. 

Samuel Smith. 

Jonathan Parsons. 

Elizur Wright, Jr. 

Waitstill Strong. 

Nathaniel Searl. 

Eliakim Strong. 

John Hulbert. 

Timothy D wight. Same as Col. Timothy. Lived 
on iVIarket street, Styled Esquire and Surveyor 
D wight. One of the first in full, legal practice 
in the community. 

Grace Phelps. 

Mary Clapp. 

Sarah French. 

Hannah Stebbins. 

Sarah Southwell. 

Ruth Edwards. 

Mary Sheldon. 



30 t'IRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Hannah Miller. 

Sarah Rust. 

Hannah Wright. 

Lydia Parsons. 

Mary Cook. 

Mary Stebbins. 

Esther Edwards. 

Elizabeth Hodge. 

Hannah Bascom. 

Thankful Bascom. 

Sarah Phelps. 

Mary Bridgman. 

Sarah North. 

Hannah Clesson. 

Mary Clark. 

Abigail Clark. 

Sarah Wright. 

Mindwell Parsons. 

Samuel Hulbert. 

John Wait. 

James Hulbert. 

Eliakim Cook. 

Noah Clark. The ninth child and fifth son of the 
first Dea. John. His homestead was at the top 
of the hill above the Baptist Church. Eighty- 
two at his decease, younger than any of six 
brothers. 



SOLOMON STODDARD*S MINISTRY. 31 

John Miller. The first who settled at West Farms. 

Joseph Bartlett. Originally Pleasant street was the 
headquarters of the Bartletts, therefore its first 
name, Bartlett street. 

Stephen Wright. Son of the third Samuel. Chosen 
deacon in 1739. In 1744 moved to a neighbor- 
hood afterwards included in Easthampton. An- 
cestor of the Wrights in that town. 

Daniel Buck. 

Nathaniel Phelps. Lived on South street, chosen 
lieutenant. 

Samuel Janes. 

Eleazar Holton. 

Haines Kingsley. 

Joseph Phelps. 

Samuel Judd. Lived on Pleasant street. Father, 
son and grandson of the same name lived there. 

William Judd. 

David Bartlett. 

Benoni Wright. 

Benjamin Bartlett. 

Benjamin Sheldon. 

James Porter. 

Nathaniel Strong. Hawley street. The third child 
of Elder Ebenezer, born 1673, when his grand- 
father. Elder John, was in the height of his use- 
fulness. 



32 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Experience Wright. 
Elizabeth Judd. 
Thankful Alexander. 
Hannah Porter. 
Elizabeth Alexander. 
Esther Cook. 
Abigail Strong. 
Jemima Sheldon. 
Sarah Smith. 
Sarah Smith. 
Hannah Porter. 
Priscilla Searl. 
Mehetabel Strong. 
Hannah French. 
Elizabeth Phelps. 
Sarah Searl. 
Hannah Wright. 
Elizabeth Wright. 
Mindwell Lyman. 
Susanna Webb. 
Mindwell Holton. 
Sarah Edwards. 
Mindwell Parsons. 
Mindwell Strong. 
Experience D wight. 
Hewett Strong. 
Ebenezer Rust. 



SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 33 

Ezra Strong. 

Samuel Wright. 

Thomas Alexander. 

William Sanderson. 

Samuel Wright. 

John Alexander. 

Ebenezer Southwell. 

Ezekiel Bascom. 

Joseph Lyman, first born of Lt. Benjamin, home 
on Pleasant street. Married in Farmington, Ct. 
His second child, Mercy, married Hon. Joseph 
Hawley, the patriot. 

Jonathan Kingsley. 

Eliakim King. 

Ezekiel Bascom. 

Samuel King. 

Ebenezer Pomeroy. Son of Major Ebenezer. Chos- 
en deacon 1739. Served thirty-five years. Saw 
ten spiritual harvests. 

Noah Wright. Captain Noah. Succeeded his 
father, Dea. Ebenezer, on Bridge street home- 
stead. 

William Clark. 

Deliverance Bridgman. 

Samuel Pomeroy. 

Samuel Sheldon. 

Joshua Lyman. 
3 



34 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

George, an Indian. 

Josiah Pomeroy. Same as Ensign Josiah, brother 

of Dea. Ebenezer, one of Major Ebenezer's six 

sons. 
Joseph Alvord. Born 1698, grandson of Alexander 

Alvord, by occupation a weaver. Married Clem- 

ence, daughter of Dea. Ebenezer Wright. 
Eunice Clark. 
Abigail Lyman. 
Mary Lyman. 
Abigail Hulbert. 
Hannah Hunt. 
Jemima Cook. 
Sarah Strong. 
Martha Strong. 
Mary Phelps. 
Lydia Searl. 
Hannah 
Esther King. 
Joanna Clark. 
Thankful Sheldon. 
Abigail Phelps. 
Esther Lyman. 
Hannah Root. 
Elizabeth Clajip. 
Bethiah Lyman. 
Mary Strong. 



1241147 

SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 35 

Mary Strong. 

Abigail Lyman. 

Deborah Alvord. 

Elizabeth Pomeroy. 

Esther King. 

Thomas White. 

William Wait, Jr. 

Samuel Marshall. A prominent citizen, selectman, 
captain, house stood near the site of the Baptist 
Church. Capt. Joseph Hawley married Lydia, 
daughter of Capt. Samuel Marshall. 

Ebenezer Cooke or Cass. 

Jonathan Allen. 

Noah Sheldon. Born 1709, on the Bridge street 
homestead. Second child of Ensign Ebenezer. 

Jonathan Hunt, Jr. Same as Lieut. Jonathan, 
ancestor of Madam Henshaw. He was the first 
to occupy what is now the S. E. Bridgman place. 
A public spirited man. Gave twenty pounds 
towards the town schools. 

Samuel Stebbins. 

Phinehas Lyman. He entered Yale and died be- 
fore completing his college course. 

Gideon Lyman. Same as Lieut. Gideon, held sev- 
eral town offices. 

Jerijah Strong. The eighteenth and youngest child 
of Elder John. Baptized by the first minister, 



3G FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mr. Mather, he lived through Mr. Stoddard's 
long pastorate, also through the eventful one of 
Mr. Edwards, into Mr. Hooker's attaining the 
age of about ninety. 

Preserved Clapp. He settled on South street. The 
place was afterward owned, 1747, by Josiah 
Clark, Jr. 

John Clark. The third Dea. John, lived in South- 
ampton. 

Nathan Lyman. 

Jonathan Root. 

Ebenezer Miller, Jr. 

Elias Root. 

Aaron Lyman. 

Preserved Wright. 

Joseph Wright, Jr. 

Hezekiah Wright. 

John Bridgman. 

Benjamin Lyman. 

Thomas Bridgman. 

Benjamin Root. 

Miriam Clark. 

Mary Clark. 

Mary Alvord. 

Mary Wright. 

Elizabeth Edwards. 

Hannah Southwell. 



SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 37 

Elizabeth Burt. 

Elizabeth Lyman. 

Hannah Strong. 

Sarah Parsons. 

Anna Wait. 

Lydia Wright. 

Deborah Phelps. 

Elizabeth Hunt. 

Rebecca Clary. 

Rebecca Strong. 

Thankful Alexander. 

Clemence Wright. 

Miriam Sheldon. 

Ruth Alexander. 

Keziah Wright. 

Experience Stebbins. 

Margaret Leonard. 

Ruth Bascom. 

Esther Strong. 

Samuel Allen, Jr. 

Moses Kingsley. 

John Clapp. One of the five sons of Capt. Pre- 
served. 

Ebenezer Hawley. His father was the first Jo- 
seph Hawley. Gave his property to his nephew, 
the eminent Major Joseph. 

Ebenezer French. 



38 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Jonathan King. 

John Burt. 

Jonathan Burt, Jr. 

Eliakim Clark. 

Eliakim Phelps. 

Supply Kingsley. The church chose him associate 
deacon with Ebenezer Hunt in 1754. 

Elisha Clark. The last one killed by Indian 
cruelty. At the time he was threshing in his 
barn, 1747. His father was the second Dea. 
John. 

Aaron Leonard. 

Jonathan Rust. 

Amos Loomis. 

Samuel Phelps, Jr. 

Nathaniel Clark, Jr. Was ensign, afterwards lieu- 
tenant, chosen selectman several times. 

Roger Clapp, Jr. Son of Capt. Preserved. His 
son, Roger, was a settler of Southampton. 

Jonathan Graves. 

Josiah Alvord. 

Ebenezer Hunt. The same that was chosen dea- 
con. He kept a record of passing events, which 
has served and still does, a valuable purpose. 

Lydia Wright. 

Esther Webb. 

Eunice Judd. 



SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 39 



Rachel Strong. 
Damaris Strong. 
Mary Sheldon. 
Abigail Curtis. 
Patience Miller. 
Mary Alvord. 
Martha Hunt. 
Sarah Root. 
Mary King. 
Elizabeth Wait. 
Mehetabel Clapp. 
Hannah Sheldon. 
Hannah Edwards. 
Abigail Wright. 
Mary Edwards. 
Mary Edwards. 
Sarah Allen. 
Submit Searl. 
Elizabeth Burt. 
Elizabeth Webb. 
Ann Root. 
Hannah Miller. 
Abigail Strong. 
Sarah Rust. 
Hannah Fowler. 
Sarah Kingsley. 



CHAPTER III. 



Rev. Jonathan Edwards' Ministry, 1727 — 1750. 

Admissions.— Historical Items. 

Jonathan Edwards. The third minister of North- 
ampton. His pastorate, attended with uncom- 
mon success, continued twenty-three years. Con- 
sidered the greatest of American logicians and 
theologians. 

Ebenezer Parsons. Same as Captain Ebenezer. 
Third son of Esquire Joseph. His home lot was 
near the Norwood House. Active and useful in 
public affairs, 

Josiah Strong. 

Noah Bridgman. The town voted him, a tract of 
land at Horse Mountain or North Farms. 

James Lyman. 

Jonathan Dwight. 

Stephen Root. 

Ephraim Ayres. 

Jonathan Burt, Jr. 

Eleazar Hannum. 

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Elislia Searl. 

Gideon Parsons. 

Eleazar Hutchinson. 

Eleazar Kingsley. 

Elisha Sheldon. 

Zebadiah Miller. 

Asa Wright. 

Elkanah Burt. 

Thomas Burt. 

Phinehas King. 

Amos, a Negro. 

Benjamin Phelps. 

Joseph Hunt. Son of second Jonathan. Gradua- 
ted at Yale, 1729. Entered no profession. His 
dwelling stood on Elm street, on the left hand 
of the road leading to Round Hill. 

Jonathan Strong, Jr. He was the first of five 
Jonathan Strongs on South street. He married, 
1730, Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Roger Clapp, 
in same neighborhood. The first tything man, 
viz : in 1761. 

Elizabeth Wait. 

Esther Wright. 

Mary Parsons. 

Mehetabel Strong. 

Elizabeth Strong. 

Hannah Lyman. 



4:2 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Eunice King. 

Mary Leonard. 

Elizabeth Allen. 

Hannah Allen. 

Hannah Eoot. 

Martha Root. 

Mindwell King. 

Mary Hunt. 

Hannah Strong. 

Hannah Clark. 

Rachel Langton. 

Mary Bascom. 

Hannah Miller. 

Theodotia Hunt. 

Hephzibah Pomeroy, 

Jerusha Clark. 

Abigail Bridgman. 

Hephzibah Hulbert. 

Elizabeth Langton. 

Aaron Clark. 

Samuel Dank. 

Samuel Mather, M. D. Graduated at Yale, 1726. 
Studied medicine. Lived here in full practice 
fifty years, being the first educated physician 
that settled in Northampton. Officiated as a 
magistrate and selectman. 

Samuel Clapp, Jr. 



JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 43 

Joseph Clark. 

Jonathan Bascom. 

Daniel Pomeroy. Same as Lt. Daniel. The 
youngest of Major Ebenezer's six sons. Killed 
at the battle of Lake George in 1755. 

Joseph Allen. Father of fourteen children. Three 
of them were ministers. His wife acted as phy- 
sician with remarkable success. 

Nehemiah Dwight. Came from Dedham. The 
first in town to own a sleigh. It had plank 
runners. At that time pleasure sleighs did not 
exist. 

Benjamin Stebbins. 

Daniel Alexander. 

Eeuben Case. 

Thomas Porter. 

Joseph Bascom. 

Eleazar Burt. 

Jonathan Clark. 

Ebenezer Wright, Jr. 

Nehemiah Allen. 

Ithamar Clark. 

Ebenezer Miller, Jr. 

Ichabod Strong. 

Samuel Mather, Jr. Graduated at Yale, 1756. 
A physician in Westfield. A special justice of 
the Court of Common Pleas. 



44 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Jonathan Clapp. Born on South street, lived in 
Easthampton, kept a public house, rose to the 
rank of major, had fourteen children, ancestor 
of Aliens, Lymans, and other races. 

Caleb Strong. A lieutenant of superior intellect, 
father of Caleb, eleven times governor of Massa- 
chusetts. 

Daniel Warner. The first of that name who lived 
in the Warner district, near John F. Warner's. 

Elizabeth -Warner. 

Mary Stebbins. 

Hannah Pomeroy. 

Mary Marshall. 

Mary Lyman. 

Mind well Burt. 

Sarah Edwards. 

Martha Bascom. 

Mary Clesson. 

Eunice Parsons. 

Abigail Lyman. 

Rebecca Leonard. 

Eunice Strong. 

Thankful Pomeroy. 

Lydia Rust. 

Elizabeth Clap. 

Jemima Parsons. 

Thankful Phelps. 



JONATHAN EDWARDS* MINISTRY. 45 

Mary Phelps. 

Mindwell Phelps. 

Mary Taylor. 

Mindwell Alexander. 

Elizabeth Clesson. 

Ann Lyman. 

Elizabeth Wait. 

Hezekiah Root. 

Preserved Marshall. 

Josiah 

Elias Lyman. An inn-keeper at South Farms. 

Noah Strong. 

Moses Lyman, Jr. Son of Capt. Moses who lived 
near the corner of what afterward became Pleas- 
ant and Main Streets. 

Daniel Lyman. Graduated at Yale, 1745. A law- 
yer in New Haven, a member of the city coun- 
cil, a deacon, much esteemed. 

Charles Phelps. Son of Lt. Nathaniel. Lived 
across the river, two miles north of Hadley. A 
model farmer. 

Moses Clark. 

Jonathan Miller. 

Elias Strong. 

Daniel Clark. Built on Elm street, 1739, the 
western-most dwelling in town ; a century later 
it was the Allen Clark place. 



46 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Hezekiah Eoot, Jr. 

Reuben Wright. 

Titus Wright. 

Elnathan Wright. 

Joseph Bridgman. 

Seth Pomeroy. General Seth, a patriot of the 

Revolution, at the battle of Bunker Hill, a 

brave officer. A manufacturer of fire-arms. 
Gad Lyman. An early settler in Goshen. 
Ephraim Parsons. 
Israel Rust, Jr. 
Seth Marshall. 
Josiah Phelps. 
Enoch Southwell. 
Nathaniel Edwards. He taught the first school on 

South street. His son Nathaniel went to college, 

but did not graduate. 
Sarah Langton. 
Lydia Burt. 
Mary Bartlett. 
Abigail Bridgman. 
Mary Wright. 
Mary Kingsley. 
Sarah Root. 
Elizabeth King. 
Sarah Hutcliinson. 
Betbiah Webb. 



JONATHAN EDWARDS* MINISTRY. 47 

Ruth Root. 

Mary Clark. 

Experience Allen. 

Wait Parsons. 

Sarah Clap. 

Lydia Bridgman. 

Mary Burt. 

Elizabeth Alvord. 

Abigail Langton. 

Elizabeth Clark. 

Jemima Banks. 

Dorothy Mather. 

Esther Root. 

Mary Hannum. 

Mindwell Clapp. 

Eleazar King. 

Joseph King. 

Seth Strong. 

Moses Wright. 

Pelatiah Ilolbrook. 

Ephraim Wright. His home lot near the center, 

between King and Market streets. 1794, he 

gave three and one-half acres to his son Seth. 

Near the end of the century, Seth sold to Asa- 

hel Pomeroy and went to Boston. 
Ebenezer Clark, Jr. Built, 1740, on Elm street. 

Three generations lived there, among them Dea. 

Jared and his family. 



48 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mark Warner, 3d. 

Eliliu Parsons. 

Charles Wright. 

Thomas Strong. Son of the first Jonathan. Grad- 
uated at Yale, 1740. Settled in the ministry at 
New Marlborough, 1744-77. 

Ebenezer Wright, 3d. 

Joseph Miller. 

Waitstill Strong, Jr. 

Aaron Miller. 

Nathaniel Day. 

Selah Clark. 

Ebenezer Phelps. The first of that name, house 
near Shady Lawn. 

John Hunt. Built and occujDied the Henshaw 
mansion where S. E. Bridgman lives. Set out 
the elms which gave name to the street. 

Eliphaz Clap. 

John Baker, Jr. 

Paul Dudley. 

Ezra Clark. Lived on Bridge street near the toll 
gate. Commenced there 1739. Was one of the 
Committee of Fifteen in the war of the Revolu- 
tion. 

William Lyman. Same as Capt. William. His 
son, William, a graduate of Yale, 1776, a mem- 
ber of Congress, Consul to London under Jef- 



JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 49 

ferson, died there 1811 and buried in Gloucester 

Cathedral, England. 

Samuel Clark, Jr. 

Rebecca Searl. 

Lydia Pomeroy. 

Sarah Cass. 

Mary Pomeroy. 

Elizabeth Allen. 

Mindwell King. 

Prudence Stoddard. 

Thankful King. 

Rebecca Stebbins. 

Miriam Banks, 

Mary Parsons. 

Rebecca Mix. 

Rachel Jxidd. 

Hannah Alexander. 

Martha Alexander. 

Phebe Stockbridge. 

Elizabeth Danks. 

Mindwell Parsons. 

Rebecca Alvord. 

Hannah Bartlett. 

Sarah Janes. 

Mercy Edwards. * 

Elizabeth Clark. 

Mary Hulburd. 
4 



50 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Hannah Phelps. 

Elias Lyman, Jr. Kept a public house near Eock 
Ferry, South Farms. Educated two sons at Dart- 
mouth College. 

Zebulon Wright. 

Elisha Strong. 

Abel Ingersoll. 

Gideon Hale. 

Ebenezer Wait. 

John Wright, Jr. 

Stephen Sheldon and Israel Sheldon. Brothers, 
sons of Ensign Ebenezer on Bridge street. 

Samuel Strong. 

Aaron Wright. 

Reuben King. 

Joseph vStrong. One of this name moved, 1716, to 
Conventry, Conn. A man of property and great 
worth. Became town treasurer, selectman and 
justice of the peace. For fifty-two times was 
representative. Including extra sessions, he was 
a member during sixty-five sessions. In his 
ninety-first year he was moderator of the town 
meeting. 

Benajah Strong. Plis son, Asahel, a deaf mute, 
was drowned July 9th, 1770. 

Phinehas Clark. Lived on Elm street next be- 
yond Prof. Stoddard's. 



JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 51 

Noah Baker. Became a Baptist minister, preached 
in Sunderland, lived to be ninety-one. 

Noah Clark, Jr. 

Timothy Baker. 

Samuel Bridgman. 

Noah Wait. 

Eleazar Root. 

Simeon King. 

Joseph Hunn. 

Ezra Clapp. Graduated at Yale, 1740. Lived at 
Westfield. 

Samuel Kingsley. Built about 1740. The house 
stands on South street, number 19, owned for- 
merly by Dea. Daniel Kingsley. 

Priscilla Searl. 

Sarah Edwards. 

Miriam Edwards. 

Mary Warner. 

Eunice Parsons. 

Esther Wait. 

Thankful Clark. 

Sarah Baker, 

Mary Baker. 

Elizabeth Clark. 

Mary Strong. 

Elizabeth Edwards. 

Eleanor Dwight. 



52 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mary Bridgman. 

Hannah Loomis. 

Naomi Strong. 

Hannah Wait. 

Damaris Wait. 

Sarah Parsons. 

Abigail Clesson. 

Thankful Olesson. 

Hannah King. 

Abigail Clark. 

Mindwell Lyman. 

Dinah Wright. 

Aaron Clapp. 

Daniel King. 

Thomas Wright. 

Medad King. 

Asaliel King. 

Timothy Root. 

Moses Sheldon. 

Moses Kellogg. 

Samuel Edwards, Jr. Lived number 80 South 
street, great grandfather of Prof. Bela B. and 
Dr. Justin Edwards, both eminent Bible scholars. 

Abner Lyman. Married about 1726, Lydia, daugh- 
ter of the first Mark Warner. 

Asahel Clapp. 

Moses Hannum. 



JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 53 

Selah Wright. 

Isaac Parsons and Josiah, Jr. Sons of Josiah Par- 
sons, Sr. Homestead originally fronted on Mar- 
ket and Bridge streets. Isaac received the east- 
erly half, and Josiah, Jr., had the westerly por- 
tion. 

Stephen Clark. 

John Keet. 

John Alvord. 

Jonathan Frary. 

Aaron Root. 

Seth Clapp. 

Elisha Harvey. 

Samuel Clesson, Jr. 

Job Strong. Lieut. Nathaniel's son, Hawley street. 
Graduated at Yale, 1747. A missionary with 
Brainerd among the Indians in New Jersey. He 
said Thirty Indian children could answer all the 
questions in the Assembly's catechism. Settled 
at Portsmouth, N. H., 1749. 

Elisha Pomeroy, or Capt. Elisha. His property 
comprised the dwelling, shop and land of his 
grandfather, Dea, Medad Pomeroy, now covered 
with buildings below the Edwards Church. 

Esther Wright. 

Mary Stockbridge. 

Phebe Strong. 



54 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Dorothy Root. 

Rachel Clapp. 

Experience Strong. 

Esther Sheldon. 

Anna Bartlett. 

Rachel Parsons. 

Anna Phelps. 

Eunice Searl. 

Eunice Wright. 

Abigail Judd. 

Submit Clapp. 

Rachel Maudsley. 

Rachel Searl. 

Abigail Hutchinson. 

Lois Clark. 

Experience Wait. 

Rachel Parsons. 

Phebe Lyman. 

Hannah Edwards. 

Catharine Clark. 

Naomi Warner. 

Martha Sheldon. " 

Timothy Clark. 

Aaron Baker. 

Benjamin Edwards, Jr. 

Thomas Wait. 

Samuel Langton, Jr. 



JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 55 

Nathan Graves. 

Eldad Pomeroy. 

Zebadiah Alvord. 

Onesimus Nash. 

Elisha Warner. Son of the first Mark. Lived in 
Chesterfield. Had no children. 

Simeon Clark. Born opposite the Art Gallery. 
Married Rebecca Sheldon, 1749. The next year 
moved to Amherst. Chosen deacon there. The 
homestead continued till recently in same family. 

Jerijah Strong, Jr. Lived on North Market street. 
The fifth and sixth generations now occupy the 
place. 

John Searl. Graduated at Yale, 1745. Entered 
the ministry. Assisted in preparing some of Ed- 
wards' works for publication. 

Jacob Parsons. Married daughter of first Ebenezer 
Hunt. Father of twelve children. Lived on 
Bridge street. 

Ebenezer Pomeroy, 3d. Son of Deacon and grand- 
son of Major Ebenezer. 

Nathaniel Searl. 

Nathaniel Searl, Jr. 

James Downing. 

Caleb Clark. 

Samuel Burt. 



50 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Eobert Danks. A descendant probably of the Rob- 
ert who began, 1665, the settlement at Nasha- 
wannuck, and from whom Danks' pond received 
its name. 

David Burt, Jr. 

Edward Cotes. 

William Bartlett, Jr. One of the early settlers at 
Westhampton in 1768 was William Bartlett. 
Built the first frame house, paid the largest tax. 

Elihu Lyman. Graduated at Yale, 1745. Studied 
law, lived at New Haven, partner of his brother 
Daniel. 

Eunice Sheldon. 

Martha King. 

Thankful Parsons. 

Experience Wright. 

Sarah Wright. 

Sarah Holton. 

Lydia Wright. 

Naomi Wright. 

Martha Phelps. 

Sarah Burt. 

Silence Clark. 

Abigail Janes. 

Mary Searl. 

Eachel Pomeroy. 

Lois Strong. 



JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 57 

Hannah Miller. 

Sarah Miller. 

Mary King. 

Eunice Edwards. 

Eunice Cook. 

Eunice Wait. 

Abigail Phelps. 

Hannah Judd. 

Eunice Phelps. 

Miriam Wright. 

David Bartlett. 

Noah Lyman. 

Charles Coles. 

Jonathan Alvord. 

Ephraim Danks. 

Samuel Haunum. 

Matthew Clark. Married 1754, Sarah, daughter of 

the second Dea. John Clark on South street. 

Matthew Clark lived at Lebanon, Conn. 
Jonathan Edwards. 
Benoni Danks. 
Zadok Lyman. 

Jason, servant to Major Pomeroy. 
Simon, servant to Capt. Dwight, 
Ishmael, servant to Nathaniel Edwards. 
Joab, a colored man. 



58 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Josiah Clark, Jr. Son of Ensign Josiah. Settled 
and lived on South street. Officiated as deacon 
thirty-four years. 

Gideon Henderson. 

John Wait, Jr. 

Thomas Starr. 

William Clark. A farmer on Elm street. Married 
and settled nearly opposite John Whittelsey's, 
1746. Drove fat cattle to Boston between 1753- 
57. He and Daniel Clark, his cousin, were 
neighbors fifty-eight years. 

Daniel Strong. Brother of Job the collegian, aided 
his brother in obtaining an education. Another 
Daniel Strong was drum major in the war of the 
Revolution, went by the name of " Dub Strong." 

Nathaniel Phelps, Jr. 

Ebenezer Pomeroy, 4th. 

Ebenezer Bartlett, Jr. 

Benjamin Parsons. An unmarried brother of Jo- 
seph on South street, lived to be eighty-eight. 
The place went into the hands of William Par- 
sons, hatter, same as Major William. 

David Bartlett, Jr. 

Rachel King. 

Christiana King. 

Anna King. 

Mary Waters. 



JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 59 

Sarah Lyman. 

Mercy Searl. 

Elizabeth Root. 

Mary Hannum. 

Sarah Pomeroy. 

Mary Churchill. 

Elizabeth Phelps. 

Martha Root. 

Mary King. 

Freedom Edwards. 

Abigail Danks. 

Dorothy Danks. 

Elizabeth Cass. 

Hannah Keet. 

Rachel Wright. 

Patience Alvord. 

Abigail Judd. 

Jemima Bartlett. 

Esther Parsons. 

Mabel Bartlett. 

Elizabeth, servant to Col. John Stoddard. 

Joseph Parsons. His homestead on South street 

joined that of Noah Parsons. Always lived on 

the place. Age eighty-five. 
Seth Clark. 
Ebenezer Alvord. 
Oliver Warner. 



60 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Bela strong. Ithamar Strong. Same as Capt. 
Ithamar, boatman on the Connecticut river. He 
lived on the westerly corner of Main and South 
streets. Bela Strong lived where Memorial Hall 
stands. 

Obadiah Frary. 

Medad Lyman. 

William Sheldon. 

Simeon Lyman. 

John Miller, Jr. 

Stephen Wright, Jr. 

Timothy Wright. Lived on King street. His 
daughter, Elizabeth, married Dea. Enos Wright, 
one of the best women that ever lived. Grand- 
parents of William K. Wright. 

Gershom Clark. 

John Langtou. 

Samuel Janes, Jr. 

John Lyman, Jr. An inn-keeper for fifty-three 
years at South Farms. Himself one of ten chil- 
dren, so in his turn he became the father of the 
same number. One went to Yale. 

Supply Clapp. 

Benjamin Parsons, Jr. 

Caleb Wright. 

Noah Edwards. 

Gideon Clark. 



JONATHAN EDWARDS* MINISTRY. 01 

Nathaniel Wright. 

Elisha Hawley. Brother of Major Joseph. Same 
as Capt. Elisha. He fell at the battle of Lake 
George, 1755. 

Martin Phelps. His son of the same name gradu- 
uated at Yale, 1776, and lived in Chester, Mass. 
Stood high as a physician, was town clerk, rep- 
resentative. Lived to be eighty-two. His son of 
the same name was sheriff of Chester. 

Leah, servant of Jonathan Edwards. 

Mary West. 

Mary Wright. 

Elizabeth Pomeroy. 

Jane Stephens. 

Phebe Parsons. 

Sarah Porter. 

Mary Alexander. 

Rebecca Clark. 

Experience King. 

Sarah Clark. 

Rebecca Nash. 

Rachel Clark. 

Esther Hannum. 

Sarah Edwards. 

Keziah Parsons. 

Joanna Clark. 

Mary Parsons. 



62 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Sarah King. 

Jemima Wright. 

Martha Hunt. 

Mary Baker. 

Rachel Phelps. 

Sarah Alvord. 

Elizabeth Edwards, 

Lucy Strong. 

Charles Brewster. 

Samuel King. 

Noah Copley. 

Jedediah Clark. 

Joseph Cook. 

Seth Wright. 

Edmund Taylor. 

Abraham Miller, Jr. 

Noah Langton. 

Thomas Judd, Jr. His father lived first in the 
center, then at South Farms. Eeared ten chil- 
dren. The Judds of South Hadley were his de- 
scendants. 

Enoch Clark. Born 1726, near the Art Gallery. 
A Lieut., also an inn-keeper. 

Joseph Hawley. The third and most eminent of 
that name. Graduated at Yale, 1742. As an 
advocate of American liberty stood pre-eminent. 
Rendered important service to his country in his 



JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 03 

seat in tlie legislature. Served twenty six years 
as deacon. 

Phinehas Lyman. Son of Lieut. Gideon. Eliza- 
beth Hawley, Capt. Elislia's widow, after a few 
years of widowed life, married Phinehas Lyman. 

Timothy D wight, Jr., viz. Major Timothy. An 
extensive trader, large land holder, for sixteen 
years was Judge of Common Pleas. Had four- 
teen children, several of them graduates. 

John Pomeroy. 

John Alvord, Jr. 

John Macklane. 

Moses Webb. 

Ebenezer Clapp. 

Elisha Pomeroy. 

Ebenezer Edwards. Killed by the fall of a tree, 
Aug. 22d, 1771, aged fifty-one. 

Benjamin Lyman, Jr. 

Aaron Haunum. 

Jonathan Kingsley, Jr. 

Preserved Bartlett, Jr. 

Matha Clark. 

Jemima Clark. 

Eunice Alvord. 

Abigail Lyman. 

Sarah Parsons. 

Mary Marshall. 



64 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Rebecca Marshall. 

Anna "Wright. 

Jemima Sheldon. 

Esther Lyman. 

Rachel Hunt. 

Sarah Miller. 

Hannah Strong. 

Mary Parsons. 

Lydia Parsons. 

Phebe Edwards. 

Abigail Pomeroy. 

Dinah Corse. 

Catharine Munn. 

Mary Lyman. 

Elizabeth Bartlett. 

Lois Phelps. 

Lucy Warner. 

Sarah Clark. 

Bathsheba, a colored woman. 

Eliakim Wright. 

Elisha Baker. 

Jonathan Miller. 

Stephen Dorchester. 

Eliakim Marshall. 

Noah Pomeroy. 

Samuel Alvord. 

Caleb Sheldon. 



JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 65 

Samuel Langton. 

Medad Edwards. Home on South street. A tra- 
dition remains that he occupied a "block house/' 
much used in those times as a means of defence. 
Constructed of logs, the lower story penetrated 
below the surface of the ground several feet ; 
the upper projected on all sides beyond the 
lower. 

Elias Sheldon. Born 1721. The second who lived 
on Sheldon place, Bridge street. Continued 
there till 1793. 

Isaac Lyman. Son of Capt. Moses. Graduated at 
Yale, 1747. Was pastor at York, Maine, sixty 
years, 1749-1809. 

Simeon Pomeroy. Lived on King street near the 
"Edwards Elms," between Mrs. Dr. Fisk's and 
the Aaron Breck place. 

Samuel Clarke. A native of Windsor, Ct. Came 
to Northampton, 1747, a saddle and harness 
maker. Lived on corner of Bridge and Hawley 
streets. Nine children born there. Ancestor of 
John the banker, Edward, Christopher, Richard, 
and of the present Christopher. 

Dorcas Lyman. 

Lydia Lyman. 

Margaret Alvord. 

Rachel Keet. 
5 



66 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Elizabeth Rust. 
Ruth Connor. 
Mary Downing. 
Sarah Parsons. 
Hannah Edwards. 
Experience Phelps. 
Catharine Wright. 
Experience Birge. 
Jerusha Alvord. 
Margaret Parsons. 
Mary Tule. 
Experience Lyon. 
Rebecca Sheldon. 
Sarah Strong, 
Sarah Bartlett. 
Jemima Root. 
Elizabeth Cook. 
Jemima Miller. 
Rebecca Searl. 
Rachel Barnard. 
Sarah Strong. 
Lydia Hutchinson. 
Martha Alvord. 
Sarah Langton. 
Mary Canfield. 
Sarah Searl. 
Beulah Parsons. 



JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 67 

Elizabeth Bartlett. 

Jerusha Clark. 

Esther Edwards. Married, 1752, Rev. Aaron Burr, 

president of Princeton College. 
Jerusha Edwards. Expected to marry Rev. David 

Brainerd, missionary. He died at her father's, 

1747. 
Mary Edwards. Married to Major Timothy Dwight. 

One of her fourteen children was Timothy 

Dwight, president of Yale College, 1795-1817. 

Her husband built the Mrs. Dr. Fisk house. 

Her children were all born there. The three 

foregoing, Esther, Jerusha, and Mary Edwards, 

were daughters of Rev. Jonathan Edwards, third 

pastor. 
Mary Alexander. 
Experience King. 
Hannah Baker. 
Ann Judd. 



CHAPTER IV. 
Rev. John Hooker's Ministry, 115Jf. — lim. 

Admissions.— Historical Items. 

1754. 

Abner Barnard. 

Cliarles Clapp. 

Stephen Baker. 

Silas Brown. 

Philip Clark. 

Obadiah Janes. 

Moses Bartlett. 

Thomas Williston. 

Oscar Munson. 

Nathaniel Bartlett. 

Silas Hamilton. 

Elihu Clark. The first of that name. The young- 
est son of Lieut. Ebenezer. Lived near Presi- 
dent Seelye's. 

Elisha Cook. Son of Dea. Noah. Owned with 
his brother Aaron, the upper mill. 
(68) 



JOHN hooker's ministry. 69 

Noah Parsons, Jr. Married, 1755, Phebe Bartlett. 
Built near the South street bridge. He set out 
the elm in front of his dwelling, 1755. 

Seth Pomeroy, Jr. The oldest of Gen. Seth's five 
sons. Graduated at Yale, 1753. Tutor there, 
1756-7. Pastorate at Greenfield Hill, Conn. 

Bildad Wright. 

Jonathan Phelps. 

Submit Judd. 

Catharine Strong. 

Mary Alvord. 

Eunice Clark. 

Sarah French. 

Experience Parsons. 

Sarah Phelps. 

Mary Hulburd. 

Beulah Lyman. 

Eleanor Lyman. 

Miriam Bartlett. 

Mary Kingsley. 

Eliza Strong. 

Hannah Lyman. 

Eleanor Burt. 

Hannah Porter. 

Catharine Clapp. 

Abigail Judd. 

Penelope Strong. 



70 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Miriam Phelps. 
Mary Clark. 
Eunice Brown. 
Eunice Phelj^s. 
Elizabeth Elmer. 
Naomi Bartlett. 
Hannah Baker. 
Hannah Bascom. 

1755. 

Joseph Stebbins. 

Medad King. 

Eleazar King. 

Samuel Judd, 2d. Lived seventy-seven years on 
Pleasant street, 1685-1762. Followed there by 
Samuel, 3d. 

Elijah Hunt. House and lot west of Miss Burn- 
ham place on Elm street. He reared and edu- 
cated his sister's son, Hon. Elijah Hunt Mills, 
born in Chesterfield. 

Joseph Root. 

Moses Parsons. Among the removals to Durham, 
Conn., is found the name of Moses Parsons. 

Elizabeth Burt. 

'Jllercy Clark. 

Esther Hunt. 

Margaret Hutchins. 



JOHN hooker's ministry. 71 

Catharine Parsons. 
Mary Phelps. 
Hannah Hunt. 

1756. 

Silas Clark. Home lot above the Baptist meeting 
house. Succeeded his father, Noah. Whole 
number of Silas children, twelve. 

Elijah Clark. Born and lived opposite the Art 
Gallery. One of the committee of fifteen in the 
war of the Revolution. Chosen deacon in 1785. 
Three of his sons were deacons. 

William Phelps. 

Thomas Fairfield. 

Samuel Fairfield. 

Samuel Judd. 

Simeon Alvord. 

Gideon Lyman. 

Thomas Allen. Graduated at Harvard College, 
1762. First minister of Pittstield. On account 
of his valor at the battle of Bennington was 
called the "fighting parson." Father of Presi- 
dent Wm. Allen, grandfather of Judge William. 

Mrs. Nathaniel Phelps. 

Haunot Root. 

Elizabeth Wright. 

Lucy Alvord. 



72 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Hannah Clark. 

Thankful Clark. 

Prudence Parsons. 

Mrs. Jonathan Janes. 

Sarah Hooker, of Springfield, wife of Rev. John 

Hooker, the fourth minister. She was Col. 

Worthington's daughter. 
Miriam Lyman. 
Thankful Lyman. 
Eunice Pomeroy. 
Lydia Phelps. 

1757. 
Obadiah Clark. 
Aaron Kingsley. 
Joseph Lyman, 

Simeon Clapp, on South street, practiced as a phy- 
sician. 
Rhoda Kingsley. 
Mary Bartlett. 
Sarah Clapp. 

George Hodge. 
Jane Hodge. 
Jerusha Sheldon. 
Sarah Allen. 
Martha Pomeroy. 



1758. 



JOHN hooker's ministry. 73 

Freelove Chilson. 
Mrs. Elisha Akord. 
Lois Shattuck. 

1759. 

Elnathan Phelps. 

John Graves. 

John Hurlburt. 

Samuel Phelps. 

Noah Bridgman and William Judd. Both mar- 
ried, 1759, and settled at North Farms. Their 
families intermarried. 

Catharine Brown. 

Sarah Allen. 

Mercy Bridgman. 

Susanna Judd. 

1760. 
Joseph Alvord. A weaver, home on Bridge street. 
Hannah Parsons. 
Prudence Stoddard. 
Mary Hunt. 
Lydia Clark. 
Lois Parsons. 



1761. 



Joel Clark. 
Adino Pomeroy. 



74 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Paul King. 

Joel Parsons. 

Pliny Pomeroy, brother of William the clothier, 

and father of Gains. 
Jerusha Burt. 
Martha Clark. 
Mary Miller. 
Lois Pomeroy. 
Jemima Burt. 
Mary Burt. 
Lucy Baker. 
Thankful Star. 
Experience Clark. 
Lydia Cook. 
Mary Ring. 
Mrs. Joel Parsons. 

1762. 
Oliver Lyman. 
Mr. Strickland. 
Asahel Clark. 
Oliver Burt. 
James Hulburt. 
Simeon Strong. Hawley street, where he lived 

eighty-five years, a farmer and cooper, father of 

eleven children. 
Joseph Clapp. 



JOHN hooker's ministry. 75 

Simeon Bartlett, 

Elias Lyman. The second Elias, kept a jjublic 
house near Rock Ferry, largely patronized. 

Elijah Southwell. 

Asahel Danks. 

Rufus Brown. 

Noah Strong, Jr. 

Joseph Fairfield. 

Ezekiel Bascom. 

Moses Kingsley. The third of that name, became 
deacon in 1785. Moved to Chesterfield, 1794. 
His grand-daughter, Judith, married the late 
Moses Breck. 

Joel Pomeroy. 

Caleb Pomeroy. 

Daniel Alexander. 

John Strong. 

Joel Strong. 

Phinehas Allen. 

Jonathan Stearns. 

Joseph Clark. Son of the first Nathaniel, a far- 
mer in Southampton. 

Elisha Wright. 

Ebenezer Strong. Son of Elder Ebenezer. Had 
thirteen children. His house and barn stood on 
the homestead of Gov. Caleb Strong. 

Eleanor Lyman. 



76 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mrs. Downing Warner. 
Jerusha Brown. 
Mrs. Asahel Clark. 
Mrs. Philip Clark. 
Lucy Bartlett. 
Hannah Searl. 
Rachel Lyman. 
Miss Lyman. 
Hannah Strong. 
Naomi Bascom. 
Mary Buck. 
Jerusha Phelps. 
Sarah Wright. 
Rebecca Burt. 
Mary Kingsley. 
Rachel Strong, 
Hannah Strong. 
Elizabeth Bascom. 
Mrs. Benjamin Wright. 
Jemima Alvord. 
Mary Brown. 
Jerusha Clark. 
Rebecca Miller. 
Miriam Tufts. 
Hannah Janes. 
Mary Rust. 
Ann Ashley. 



JOHN hooker's ministry. 77 

Sarah Parsons. 
Eglah Sheldon. 
Sarah Rust. 
Ruth Wright. 
Rebecca Chirk. 
Esther Rust. 
Phebe Wright. 
Ann Brown. 
Abigail Danks. 
Lucy Bridgman. 
Hannah Wright. 

1763. 

Jonathan Hunt. Built inside Prospect, near Elm 
street. Great grandson of the first Dea. Jona- 
than. Was chosen deacon, 1764. 

Eliab Southwell. 

Jonathan Warner. 

Samuel Clapp. 

Elisha Searl. 

Nathan Clark. 

Noah Pixley. 

Solomon Clark. Born 1744. Daniel's son on Elm 
street. In his later years styled Dea. Solomon. 
Described as a bright, sunshiny, emotional chris- 
tian. 

Ebenezer Phelps. The second of a series of Ebe- 
nezers, who lived near Shady Lawn. 



78 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Moses Allen. Born on King street. Graduated at 
Princeton, N. J., 1772. Became a minister. 
Preached in Virginia, South Carolina. A faith- 
ful preacher, highly esteemed. 

Elijah Parsons. Son of Isaac. Graduated at Yale, 
1768. Settled at East Haddam, Ct., 1772-1827. 
Left a tract of land in Ohio to two Northamp- 
ton nephews. 

Paul Guilford. 

Benjamin Edwards. 

Mr. Kelton. 

John King. 

Nathaniel Edwards, 3d. The first at Roberts 
Meadow, viz., 1773. Had thirteen children. 
A farmer, inn-keeper, also keeper of toll gate. 

Titus King. Same as Master King. Had many 
droll ways as a teacher. His school on School- 
house Square, between Main and King streets, 
was for a time the only jmblic school in town. 

Nathaniel Day. 

Joel Bartlett. 

Jonathan Wait. 

Elisha Southwell. 

Joseph Allen, Jr. 

Samuel Fairfield. 

John Parsons. Commenced at Pascomac, 1736, 
lived there 1736-85. His twin children, David 



JOHN HOOKER*S MINISTRY. 79 

and Jonathan, were much attached to each 

other. 
Martha Clark. 
Hannah Clark. 
Eleanor Strong. 
Martha Alexander. 
Abigail Clark. 
Experience Clark. 
Esther Wright, 
Hannah Birgo. 



1764. 



Henry Burt. 
Thankful Day. 
Sarah Alvord. 
Eunice Lyman. 
Hannah Pomeroy. 
Naomi Wright. 
Martha Wright. 
Mary Starr. 
Hephzibah Chilson. 
Mrs. Nathaniel Day. 
Esther Wright. 
Esther Parsons. 
Mrs. Titus King. 
Mehetabel Parsons. 
Mary Lyman. 



80 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Martha Lyman. 
Hannah Bridgman, 
Mrs. Jonathan Strong. 
Phebe Pomeroy. 
Mrs. Moses Bartlett. 
Abigail Searl. 
Esther Lyman. 
Eunice Root. 
Eunice King. 

1765. 

Elisha Lyman. Liyed on Pleasant street. It be- 
came a public house. 

Daniel Pomeroy. Same as Major Daniel. The red 
tavern which stood where the present Catholic 
Church stands, was associated with his name, 
1755-1805. 

Benjamin Sheldon. 

Samuel Munson. 

Jonathan Allen. 

Mrs. Benjamin Sheldon. 

Sarah Wait. 

Mrs. Samuel Phelps. 

Ruth Phelps. 

Mrs. Jonathan Allen. 

Mrs. Elijah Hall. 



JOHN hooker's ministry. 81 

1766. 

David Lyman. 
Lemuel Lyman. 
John Clark. 
Oliver Wright. 
Martha Stoddard. 
Eunice Cotes. 
Sarah Small age. 
Mrs. John Clark. 
Mary Bartlett. 
Elizabeth Taylor. 
Mrs. Joel Wright. 
Mrs. N. Langford. 

1767. 
Benjamin Southwick, Jr. 
Joel Hunt. Brother of Elijah. His house stood 

on Prospect street on the northeast corner of 

Elijah Hunt's homestead. 
Sarah Ponieroy. 
Abigail Clark. 
Tamar Danks. 
Lucy Clapp. 
Mrs. Elisha Lyman. 
Mrs. Elias Lyman. 
Sybil Pomeroy. 

Mrs. Solomon Ferry. 

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82 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

1768. 
Robert Breck. From Springfield. Graduated at 

Yale, 1756. A lawyer and clerk of the Court 

of Common Pleas. 
Thomas Bridgman. Graduated at Harvard, 1762. 

Read law in the office of Major Hawley. Began 

practice in his native place. Deceased 1771, age 

thirty-one. 

1769. 

Israel Rust. 

Joseph Putney. 

Samuel Parsons. 

Heman Pomeroy. 

Esther Clark. 

Mrs. Joseph Putney. 

Esther Warner. 

Mrs. Daniel Elmer. 

John Hunt. Graduated at Harvard, 1764. Four 
years pastor Old South Church, Boston. His 
early death, 1775, much lamented. 

Benjamin Tappan. A patriot of the Revolution. 
Acted on the committee of fifteen. Went with 
others to repel the invasion of Burgoyne at Sara- 
toga. Had eleven children. A remarkable 
family. 



JOHN hooker's ministry. 83 

1770. 

Moses Clark. Moved to Sunderland, had fourteen 
children ; one of the number was Dea. Israel 
Clark on Bridge street. 

Solomon Allen. Attained the rank of Major in 
the Revolutionary war. Chosen deacon in 1797. 
Entered the ministry, 1801, a pioneer missiohary 
in western New York. Four churches organized 
as the fruit of his labors. 

David Parsons. 

Jonathan Parsons. Home at Pascomac. Baptized 
by Rev. Jonathan Edwards. Married and admit- 
ted to church by Rev. John Hooker. 

Timothy Wright. 

Mrs. Joel Strong. 

Naomi Lyman. 

Martha Wright. 

Abigail Lyman. 

Jerusha Rust. 

Mrs. Simeon Birge. 

Rhoda Strong. 

Esther Wright. 

Mary Wright. 

Mary Wright. 

Rachel Alvord. 

Catharine Knight. 

Rachel Burt. 



84 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Lydia Holton. 

Sarah Alvord. 

Mindwell Phelps. 

Mrs. Samuel Judd. 

Hannah Day. 

Sarah Worthmgton. 

Martin Clark. 

Jonathan Strong, Jr. Lived on South street. 

Same as Ensign Jonathan. Tything man in 

1767. 
Gideon Clark, Jr. 
Benjamin Pomeroy. 
Daniel Wright. Was postmaster about seventy 

years ago. Father of F. Hunt Wright, a cashier. 
Elisha Mather, a tanner on Hawley street. 
Azariah Lyman. 
Eleazar Wright. 
Moses Bartlett. Settled at West Farms. 

177L 

Dr. Levi Shepherd. Father of Thomas, Levi and 
Charles. The three sons built on Round Hill. 
Dr. Levi & Sons had a factory on Pleasant street. 

Theodore Hopkins. 

Abijaji Lyman. 

Mrs. Timothy D wight. 

Lucy Parsons. 




(JOV. CALEB STKOXt;. 




DR. EBENEZER HUNT, 



JOHN hooker's ministry. 85 



Mary Shepherd. 
Miriam Bartlett. 
Naomi Clark. 



1772. 



Thomas Starr. 

Thomas Levake. 

Lucius Knight. 

Gov. Caleb Strong. Graduated at Harvard, 1764. 
U. S. Senator, assisted in forming the Constitu- 
tion of Massachusetts and of the United States. 
Eleven times governor. An eminent lawyer. 

Dr. Ebenezer Hunt. Began practice before 1770. 
A druggist from 1769 to the present century. 

Mrs. Thomas Starr. 

Mrs. Elijah Lyman. 

Rachel Bridgman. 

Mrs. Samuel Clark. 

1773. 

Mr. Bullard. 

Joel Lyman. A lieutenant at South Farms. Lived 

nearly sixty years. 
Mrs. Bullard. 
Hephzibah Guilford. 
Esther Hunt. 
Mrs. Daniel Alexander. 



8G FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Abigail Alexander. 

Mrs. Benjamin Edwards. 

1774. 

Phinehas Parsons. Lived on West street, father 

of Capt. Samuel Parsons. 
Herrick Leonard. 
Elijah Rust. 
Timothy Parsons. Brother of Noah, Jr. Both 

were neighbors on South street. Both set out, 

1755, each an elm tree. Timothy's tree died 

many years ago. Noah's still lives. 
Isaac Parsons. Home on Bridge street, 1715-98. 

His descendants still occupy the place. 
Mrs. Dr. Ebenezer Hunt. 
Mrs. Jonathan Lyman. 
Mrs. Phinehas Wright. 
Hannah Elwell. 
Mrs. Enos Kingsley. 
Rebecca Clark. 
Martha Parsons. 
Mrs. Rhoda Fowle. The Fowles lived in the brick 

house on Pleasant street. 
Anna Barnard. 
Ruth Edwards. 
Mindwell Parsons. 



JOHN hooker's ministry. 87 

1775. 

Nathaniel Clark. The third of that name on the 
homestead in South street. Lived there seventy- 
four years, till 1823. 

Joseph Ensign. 

Joel Hannum. 

Ebenezer Clark, 3d. 

Israel Parsons. 

Timothy Guilford. 

Ebenezer Stearns. 

Mrs. Ebenezer Clark. 

Meribah Miller. 

Mrs. Ephraim Wright. 

Mrs. Benjamin Tappan. 

Mrs. Ezra Clark. 

Mrs. Josiah Dickinson. 

1776. 
Amasa Clapp. 
Stephen Clark. 
Hezekiah Porter, M. D. Lived on South street. 

Resided there from 1776 until 1820. 
Mrs. Hezekiah Porter. 
Mrs. Amasa Clapp. 
Mrs. Stephen Clark. 
Mrs. Samuel Wright. 
Martha Edwards. 



88 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Lucy Edwards. 

Mrs. Amasa Strong. 

Mrs. Noah Janes. 

Mindwell Lyman. 

Sarah Hooker. Daughter of Rev. John Hooker, 
the pastor. She married, 1777, Hon. Caleb 
Strong. They were the parents of Hon. Lewis 
Strong. 

1777. 

Enos Wright. His son Ebenezer, studied for tlie 
ministry with Rev. Dr. Lyman, of Hatfield. 

Elisha Alvord. His home lot in the center was 
bought by fifty-six persons and given to the 
County as a site for a Court House, the remain- 
der to be used for a Common and for no other 
purpose. 

Quartus Pomeroy. Brother of Asahel. A black- 
smith. Occupied the large mansion on Pleasant 
street, known as the Nonotuck House. His 
shop stood where the first passenger depot on 
the Conn. R. R. R. was built. Had ten chil- 
dren, four sons and six daughters. 

Jonathan Clapp. 

Phebe Clark. Lived on Bridge street, a relative 
of Job Clark. 

Elizabeth Wright. Wife of Dea. Enos. 



CHAPTER V. 



Rev. Solomon Williams' Ministry, 1778 — 183J,.. 

His active ministry lasted not over forty-five years, 

1778—1823. 

Admissions.— Historical Items. 

1778. 

Esther Olapp. 
Lydia Parsons. 
Naomi Clark. 
Lydia Edwards. 
Elizabeth Allen. 
Eunice Breck. 
Eunice Clark. 
Sarah Wright. 
Mary Edwards. 

1779. 

Job Clark. Homestead at the east end of Bridge 

street. Had two maiden sisters, Naomi and 

Phebe, who lived near. 
(89) 



90 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Josiah Sheldon. 

Lyman Clark. 

Sylvanus Parsons. 

Justin Clark. 

Reuben Wright. 

Solomon Wright, 

Daniel Edwards. Home on West street on the 

right. 
Samuel Breck. Married 1777 Eunice Allen. 

Father of Aaron and Moses Breck. 
Setli Wright. Son of Ephraim, a trader at the 

corner of King and Main streets. Moved to 

Boston, became wealthy. In 1809 bought the 

place owned by H. Rose Hinckley. 
Solomon Clark. 
Seth Strong. 
Medad Strong. 
Simeon Day. He was deaf, used a trumpet, lived 

on North street. 
Isaac Clark. Married 1784 Nancy, daughter of 

Ebenezer Edwards. In 1809 moved from Roberts 

Meadow to South street. Had ten children, one 

of them, Isaac, the druggist. 
Irene Parsons. 
Naomi Parsons. 
Patty Wright. 
Mind well Parsons. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY, 91 



Rhoda Parsons. 
Roxy Brown. 
Merab Allen. 
Prudence Parsons. 
Dorcas Wright. 
Anna Parsons. 
Eunice Lyman. 
Anna Strong. 
Susanna Baker. 
Susanna Wright. 
Phebe Lyman. 
Salome Rust. 
Mabel Strong. 
Lucy Parsons. 
Esther Burt. 
Phebe Clark. 
Rachel Edwards. 
Cynthia Wright. 
Eunice Root. 
Thankful Strong. 
Abigail Eliot. 
Penelope Cook. 
Asenath Clark. 
Martha Root. 
Jerusha Warner. 
Sarah Parsons. 
Dorcas Parsons. 



02 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Hannah Parsons. 
Rhoda Hulbert. 
Elizabeth King. 
Abigail Brown. 
Rachel Parsons. 
Priscilla Parsons. 
Mrs. Abiathar French. 
Mrs. William Pomeroy. 
Elizabeth Strong. 

1780. 

Sarah Wright. 
Hannah Lyman. 
Mrs. Elisha Brown. 
Mrs. Ebenezer Clapp, Jr. 
Phebe Phelps. 
Abigail Phelps. 
Mrs. Bela Parsons. 
Mrs. Jonathan Bartlett. 
Heziah Allen. 
Anna Wright. 

1782. 

Medad Alvord. Residence on Bridge street, on 
left hand going towards the Bridge. Married 
Sarah Baker ; for his second wife widow Betsey 
Partridge. 



Solomon Williams* ministry. 1)3 

Eleazar Hulbert. The Hulberts started the oil, 
grist, and saw mills at Florence, afterwards 
owned by Josiah White. 

Jonathan Davis. 

Hugh Hutchens. 

Moses Wright. His home was on Bridge street 
on the left. 

Sophia Pomeroy. 

Mrs. Luke Lyman. 

Mrs. Abner Baker. 

Sarah Baker. 

Mrs. Daniel Strong. 

Eleanor Hurlburt. 

Priscilla Miller. 

Abigail Clapp. 

Mary Wright. 

1784. 

Elijah Bartlett. Settled at West Farms. 

Solomon Ferry. 

Jerusha Lyman. 

Jerusha Clark. 

Mary Clark. 

Eoxana Wright. ^ 

Ruth Crossett. 



!34 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

1785. 

Eli Clark. Second son of Dea. Elijah. Moved 
to Skaneateles, N. Y., 1801, then almost a 
wilderness. Has descendants in the place. 

Nathaniel Edwards, The second Nathaniel on 
South street, who went by the name of Master 
Edwards. He devoted part of his leisure instruct- 
ing the girls of his neighborhood in the ordi- 
nary school branches. 

Israel Bridgman. 

Medad, a colored man. 

Sarah Wright. 

Elizabeth Pomeroy. 

Mrs. Nathaniel Edwards. 

Mrs. Job Strong. 

1786. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cook, Jr. One of that name 

kept the jail on Pleasant street in 1786. 
Maria Alvord. 
Sarah Clapp. 
Nabby Baker. 
Abigail Phelps. 

1787. 
Bela Strong. 
Erastus Bridgman. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS* MINISTRY. 05 

Sfimuel Hinckley. Native of Brookfield. Gradu- 
ated at Yale 1781. Register of Probate twenty- 
nine years, Judge of Probate seventeen years. 

Home and office on Pleasant street. 

Mrs. Samuel Hinckley. 

Nancy Clark. 

Hannah Parsons. 

Mrs. Silas Brown. 

Esther Wright. 

Patty Lyman. 

1788. 

Charles Starkweather. Came in 1787. His pew 
was near the pulpit. When the choir rose to 
sing, he also rose, faced the singers, the only 
one who did so except the venerable Asahel 
Pomeroy. 

Asahel Wright. 

Hezekiah Reed. 

Lydia Cook. 

Mrs. Charles Starkweather. 

1789. 

Medad King. 

Aaron Cook, Jr. The eon of Dea. Aaron and 
brother of the late Enos Cook. 



9G FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Luther Clark. Fourth child of Dea. Elijah. Lived 
eighty-eight years on Elm street ; built 1795 
the gambrel roof house opposite the Art Gallery. 
Held the office of deacon fifty years. Father of 
six sons and three daughters. 

Abner Hunt. Father of Thomas Merrick and 
Theodocia Hunt, wife of Silas M. Smith, also 
other children. 

Jacob Clark. 

Calvin Clark. 'I"he fifth of Deacon Elijah's seven 
sons. Married 1792 Lucy Parsons. That year 
started his home six miles out, at Rail Hill, 
beyond Leeds. Attained the age of 92. The 
4th generation continue on the place. 

Enan Clark. 

Justin Parsons. 

Simeon Parsons, Jr. His homestead included the 
corner on which John Clarke the banker lived, 
now occupied by the Norwood House. 

Joseph King. 

Alpha Hurlburt. 

Jacob Sprague. 

Luke Day. A neighbor at Rail Hill of Calvin 
Clark. Lived one mile nearer the center. 

Thomas Day. 

Ebenezer Brown. 

Oliver Strong. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS* MINISTRY. 97 

David S. Whitney. Came when a boy to North- 
ampton, 1789. Employed by the Shepherds. 
Formed partnership in 1809 with Benjamin 
Tappan. Chosen deacon in 1831. 

Elisha Lyman, Jr. Born on Pleasant street. Lived 
in Conway and elsewhere. Much esteemed by 
all who knew him. 

Ammah Strong. 

Elam Plumley. 

Josiah Parsons. Married 1791, father of twelve 
children, one of them, Josiah, Jr., still living 
on Bridge street. His son, Isaac Lewis, was 
drowned July 29th, 1820. Six years old. 

Thomas Bridgman. A tanner on Hawley street. 

Medad Lyman. 



1790. 



Roswell Pomeroy. 
Royal Lashet. 
Samuel Hodge. 
Henry Higgins. 
Isaac Adams. 
Supply Clapp. 
Jonathan Miller. 
Joel Burt. 
Jacob Miller. 
Stephen Strong. 



98 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Joseph Warner. Son of Daniel. He married Je- 
rusha, daughter of Noah Edwards. Had four- 
teen children. He was the first of several Joseph 
Warner's. 

Samuel Henshaw. Born in Eastern part of the 
state. Graduated at Harvard College in 1773. 
Failure of voice compelled him to leave the 
ministry for the legal profession. Came to 
Northampton in 1788. Appointed in 1797 Judge 
of Probate, afterwards Judge of Common Pleas. 
His son, John Hunt Henshaw, was admitted to 
the Bar of Hampshire County, 

Mercy Parsons. 

Asenath Bartlett. 

Elizabeth Phelps. 

Hannah Bartlett. 

Mrs. Phinehas Parsons. 

Mrs. Lewis Smith. 

Mary Bartlett. 

Mindwell White. 

Mrs. Thomas Clapp. 

Mrs. Supply Clapp. 

Mrs. Jonathan Miller. 

Mrs. Moses Legg. 

Irene Parsons. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 99 

1791. 



Deborah Pratt. 
Lydia Parsons. 
Mrs. Moses Kingsley. 
Mrs. Seth Phelps. 
Mary Sheldon. 
Betty Taylor. 



1792. 



Andrew Phelps. 
Widow Mary Strong. 
Mary Yemons. 
Phebe Blackman. 
Mrs. Stephen Strong. 
Widow Martha Clark. 
Martha Barnard. 
Mrs. Mary Edwards. 
Her niece, Miss Bartlett. 
Elizabeth Bartlett. 
Lucretia Lyman. 
Mrs. Nabby French. 
Esther Parsons. 

1793. 

Nathaniel Phelps. The fifth of that name, an 
innkeeper on South street, a blacksmith, used a 
trumpet in church to assist his hearing. 



100 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Warham Parsons. His two sons, Thaddeus and 
Elihu, settled, 1797, in Skaneateles, N. Y. In 
his later years sold to Elisba Graves and followed 
his sons to Western New York. 

Daniel Rust. 

Ethan Marshall. 

Catharine Parsons. 

Sally Jypsen. 

Mrs. Bohan Clapp, 

Mrs. David Wright. 

Mrs. Joseph Ring. 

Mrs. Levi Upson. 

Mrs. Abigail Hitchcock. 

Mrs. Ebenezer Kingsley. 

Mrs. William Rust. 

Mrs. Calvin Clark. 

Emma Clark. 

1794. 

Rufus Phelps. 

Jabez Denison. 

Jonas Clark. Home near the bridge on Bridge 
street. Keeper of toll gate, several times chosen 
selectman, grandfather of Jonas M. Clark, Super- 
intendent of Water Works. 

Mrs. David Turner. 

Mrs. Hezekiah Parsons, Jr. 



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SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 101 

1795. 
Lemuel Clark. Born 1764, married Lucretia 

Graves, 1794. Received his father's estate on 

South street. 
Mrs. Solomon Allen. 
Mrs. Daniel Mather. 
Mrs. Azariah Clapp. 
Mrs. Lemuel Clark, 
Mrs. Benjamin Southwick. 
Phebe Arnold. 
Mrs. Hewitt Strong. 
Mrs. Warham Clapp. 
Widow Sarah Butler. 
Mrs. Molly Bartlett. 
Mrs. Elisha . 

1796. 

Mrs. Samuel Henshaw. 

Mrs. Seth Carson. 

Mrs. William Butler. Wife of first editor and pro- 
prietor of the Hampshire Gazette. 

Lucy Tappan. 

Mrs. Gideon Carson. 

Widow Brackett. 

Elias Mann. Home on Pleasant street, a music 
teacher, styled Master Mann. 

Mrs. Elias Mann. 

Rachel Clark. 



102 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

1797. 

Rhoda Bridgman. 

Mrs. Benjamin Clark. 

Mrs. Eleanor Clark. 

Jemima Baker. 

John Bullard. 

Hannah Bullard. 

Almey Hewitt. 

Azarina Root. 

Experience Smith. Wife of Justin Smith, Sr., and 
mother of Mrs. Mary Tenney. 

Bancroft Fowler. A native of Pittsfield, a gradu- 
ate of Yale, minister at Northfield, professor in 
Bangor Theological Seminary. 

Benjamin Bartlett. 

Azarina Root. 

Mrs. Joseph Root. 

Mrs. Thaddeus Parsons. 

Mrs. Julius Barnard. 

1798. 

Mrs. Eliza Phelps. 

Mrs. William Edwards, daughter of Benjamin 

Tappan. Her husband and her sons were eminent 

business men. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 103 

1799. 

Mrs. Moses Bartlett. 
Haonah Miller. 
Mrs. David Nash. 
Mrs. William Stockwell. 
Esther Pomeroy. 
Anna Sackett. 

1800. 

Dorcas Sheldon. 
Lydia Lyman. 
Mrs. Smith Copeland. 
Mrs. Eunice Strong. 
Thankful Smith. 
Mrs. William Bliss. 
Eunice 

Rachel Phelps. 
Polly Little. 
Mrs. Joel Strong. 
Mrs. Phinehas Allen. 

Mrs. Simeon Butler. Wife of the first Northamp- 
ton bookseller. 
Mrs. Oliver Pomeroy. 
Mrs. John King, Jr. 
Rachel King. 



104 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Jonathan Strong, Jr. Married, 1799, Eunice Clark. 
Lived farther end of South street. Two unmar- 
ried brothers, Asahel and Samuel, very tall men, 
lived near. 

Enos Clark. The youngest of Dea. Elijah's eight 
children. Chosen deacon in 1818. At the for- 
mation of the Edwards Church, 1832, received 
the same appointment. Held the office till his 
death, 1864. Rev. T. J. Clark, now of North- 
field, was his son. 

William Carson. 

Lydia Patterson. 

Mrs. John Clapp. 

Mrs. Enos Clark. 

Beulah Allen. Married William Clark, of Utica, 
N. Y. A daughter married Rev. Ansel Eddy, 
of Newark, N. J. 

1801. 

Abigail Clark. 

Mrs. Justus Parsons. Her home was near the South 

Street bridge. 
Sally Gould. 
Esther Cook. 
Mrs. Sarah Mather. 
Mrs. Rebecca Kingsley. 
Mrs. Asenath Baker. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY, 105 

Rachel Kingsley. 

Mra. Nathaniel Edwards, 2d. 

Luther Alvord. 

Mrs. Eunice Alvord. 

Mrs. Fanny Allen. She married Phinehas Allen 
of Pittsfield, bookseller, editor and publisher of 
the Pittsfield Sun. The parents of Rev. Samuel 
and Phinehas Allen, Jr., editor and postmaster 
of Pittsfield. 



1802. 



Mrs. Wealthy Wright. 
Elizabeth Chapman. 

Channing. 
Mrs. Gideon Edwards. 
Mrs. Eunice Bateman. 
Mrs. Levi Strong. 
Mrs. Elihu Clapp. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Strong. 
Mrs. Moses Steel. 
Mrs. Aaron Wright. 
Mrs. Moses Clapp. 
Mrs. Timothy Parsons. 
Jerusha Parsons. 
Mrs. William Mather. 
Stephen Parsons. 



106 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Julius Phelps. Oapt. Northampton Artillery. 
Moved to the Warner district, 1815. Place now 
occupied by his son Julius. 

Increase Clark. Sixth son of Dea. Elijah. Home- 
stead opposite Dea. Jared Clark's, Elm street. 

Justin Smith. Father of Alvah, Theodore, Justin, 
Jr., and several daughters. 

Francis Pomeroy. 

Samuel Phelps. His house stood on Prospect street 
where Mr. Trumbull lives. He had the name of 
being honest. When the public house in the 
center was burnt, 1792, he with others assisted 
in clearing the house. He found the money 
deposit, took care of it, giving it in due time 
to the owner, who said, *' If it had not been for 
honest Samuel Phelps, I should have lost all my 
money." 

Erastus Clark. An inn-keeper, near President 
Seelye's. In 1807, sold to Major Erastus Lyman 
and went west. Lived into the middle of this 
century. 

Joseph Bridgeman. 
Bilhah. 

Mrs. Medad Clark. 

1803. 
Rachel Breck. 
Widow Holt. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 107 

Miss Holt. 

Bela Amsden. 

Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Joseph Clark. 

Mr. and Mrs. David Dole. 

1804. 

Nancy Bolter, wife of William Bolter, harness 

maker. 
Mrs. James Dunham. 
Mrs. Daniel King. 
Mrs. Asahel Phelps. 
Mrs. Seth Wright. 
Thankful Clapp. 
Mrs. Sarah Parsons. 
Mrs. Phinehas Rust. 
Justus Clark. 
Dea. Israel Clark. 
Mrs. Israel Clark. 
William Phelps. 



1805. 



Mrs. David Clark. 
Martha Clark. 
Mrs. Joel Clark. 
Mrs. Olive Wright. 
Mrs. Thankful Webb. 
Mrs. Heman Pomeroy, 



108 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

1806. 

Enos Cook. A miller at the upper mill, father of 
Horace, Rev. Theodore, Aaron, Mrs. Elihu Clark 
on Elm street. 

Mrs. Enos Cook. 

Deborah Ramsdell. 

Mary Pomeroy. 

Mrs. Merrick Pomeroy. Her husband was a prin- 
ter ; his shop was in the old Tontine building ; 
His home was on South street. Dec. 1, 1805, 
his child was burnt. 

Mrs. Elihu Clark. Her husband was the second 
Elihu. Three Elihu Clarks of different genera- 
tions were born near Smith College. 

Anne Kingsley. 

Marilla Searl. 

Mrs. Asahel Wright. 

Mrs. Lydia Hodge. 

Ursula Wright. 

Electa S. Lyman. 

Elizabeth Wright. 

Achsa Clark. 

Anne Wright. 

Widow Mary Wallace. 

Mrs. Sylvester Lyman. 

Eleanor Clapp. 

Esther Clark. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS* MINISTRY. 100 

Elizabeth Wright. 

Mary Williams. Daughter of Rev. Solomon, the 
pastor, a lady of great excellence, much beloved 
by the people, extensively useful, large hearted 
and benevolent. Sister of Hon. Eliphalet Wil- 
liams. 

Spencer Parsons. Recently deceased at Pine Grove. 

Benjamin Parsons, Jr. 

Louisa Reed. 

Betsey Ludden. 

Michael Graves. 

Pamela Graves. 

Aaron Searl. 

John Little. 

Erastus Parsons. 

Lydia Boles. 

Susan Lyman. 

Abigail Lyman. 

Timothy Phelps Shepherd. 

James Williams. Son of Rev. Solomon. 

Asahel Pomeroy. Col. Seth's youngest son. In 
1786, kept the principal public house in town. 
Very extensively known. Says one, "I remem- 
ber well his stately form, standing in his pew, 
facing the choir, his back to the pulpit, his pon- 
derous watch seals hanging from his vest." 



110 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Elisha Parsons. Lived in the upper part of King 

street. Father of Esquire Enos. 
Noah Strong. 
Calvin Smith. 
Samuel Bosworth. 
David B. Spencer. 
Alvah Judd, Jr. 
Mrs. Nathaniel Clark. 
Spencer Clapp. 
Mrs. Spencer Clapp. 
Electa Bridgman. 
Julia Edwards. 
Sarah Warner. 
Mindwell Strong. 
Mary Alexander. 
Sally Miller. 
Margaret Dwight. 
Eliza Tappan. 
Sophia Brown. 
Laura Hunt. 
Chester Clark. 
Wainwright Breck. Deceased 1811, at the age of 

twenty-one. Brother of Aaron and Moses. 
Nabby Everett. 
Eleanor Wright. 
Sarah Clark. 
Betsey Dotey. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS* MINISTRY. Ill 

Elizabeth Steel, 

Mrs. Aaron Clapp, 

Ebenezer S. Phelps. Chosen deacon, 1816. With 
others left Northampton, 1831, and settled in 
Princeton, Illinois. Attained age of eighty-five. 

Levi Strong. A farmer and cooper on Hawley 
street. A leading tenor singer in the First 
Church choir. 

Mrs. Gershom Clark. 

Phebe Hurlburt. 

Susanna Warner. 

Mary Clark. 

Elizabeth B. Pomeroy. 

Mrs. Jacob Miller. 

Miriam Wright, a member of the First Church 
choir. 

Nancy Parsons. 

Rachel Parsons. 

Dorothy Parsons. 

Experience Strong. 

Aurelia Tappan. 

Jerusha Warner. 

Sally House. 

Harriet Mills. Wife of Senator Mills. Their 
daughter Helen, married Judge C. P. Hunting- 
ton. Sally Mills married Prof. Benjamin Pierce. 
Mrs. Mills lived to be over ninety. 



112 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Jane K. Welch. A Boston lady, lived much in 

Senator Mills' family. 
Ashur Shepherd. Home in the Warner district. 
Samuel Kentfield. 

John Miller. Lived at West Farms. 
Lydia M. Elkey, a colored woman. 
Charlotte Jane, a colored woman. 

1807. 

Seth Clark and wife. 

Mrs. Seth Pomeroy. 

Mrs. Thomas Gardner. 

Amasa Strong. 

Sally Strong. 

Nancy Whitney. 

Dolly Edwards. 

Josiah Clark. Son of Dea. Isaac. Graduated at 
Williams College, 1809. Principal of Leicester 
Academy, 1809-18. Pastor at Rutland twenty- 
seven years. Always an acceptable preacher. 

Enos Wright, Jr. 

Timothy Wright. 

John Smith. 

Ansel Clapp. 

Sophia Clapp. 

Anne Parsons. 

Thomas Warner. 

William Field. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 113 

Joseph 

Harvey Frink, M. D. Built and occupied the 
large brick house on King street, owned for over 
fifty years by President Allen and family, 

Mrs. Frink. 

Esther Pratt. 

Fanny Rust. 

Mrs. Ruth Hamilton. 

Mrs. Abner Lyman, Jr. 

Lydia Kingsley. 

Sally Colson. 

Charlotte Davis. 

Lill, a colored woman. 

Alexander M. 

Spencer Clark. Keeper of the toll gate at the east 
end of Bridge street. 

Susanna Bliss. 

Calvin Wolcott. 

Betsey Pomeroy. Daughter of Gains. She mar- 
ried, 1807, Rev. Ebenezer Wright. They were 
the parents of William K. Wright. 

1808. 

Jonathan H. Lyman. Born in Hatfield, 1783. 

Graduated at Yale, 1802. Studied law in New 

Haven. Began practice in his native town. 

Moved to Northampton, 1808. A member of the 

8 



114 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Legislature in the House and the Senate. Chief 
Justice of the Court of Sessions, 1825. Also, 
County Attorney. Married, 1808, Sophia, daugh- 
ter of Judge Hinckley. Number of their chil- 
dren, thirteen. Four were graduates. In town 
meetings an eminent presiding officer. 

Rebecca Barnard. 

Bilhah, a negress. 

Paul Wright and wife. 

Mrs. Luther Strong. 

Sally Evarts. 

Martha Parsons. 

Asenath Edwards. Daughter of Nathaniel Ed- 
wards, 3d, at Roberts Meadow. She married 
Rev. Josiah Clark, teacher at Leicester and pas- 
tor at Rutland. 

William Bliss. A carpenter on South street. Has 
a son in business in Troy, another in Philadel- 
phia, another in New York a banker, Morton, 
Bliss & Co. 

Mrs. Cecil Dwight. 

Esther Strong. 

Elisha Graves. His dwelling on Market, near 
Bridge street, fitted up early as a fort, was one of 
the most ancient houses in Northampton. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 115 

1809. 

Polly Graves. 

Eleanor Whitney. 

Mrs. Sarah Wright. 

Mrs. John Breck. Her husband, a trader, was the 
first postmaster in Northampton. 

Mrs. Samuel Hinckley. 

Roxana Starkweather. 

Joseph Lyman. Son of Capt. Joseph. Graduated 
at Yale, 1783. Admitted to the bar 1787. 
Clerk of the Courts, Judge of Common Pleas, 
and Probate. President of the old Hampshire 
Bank, High Sheriff. Father of Judge Samuel 
F. Lyman. 

Theodore Lyman. The sixth and last occupant of 
the Richard Lyman homestead on Pleasant 
street. Sold and moved to Amherst, 1828. 
Father of Henry, the martyr missionary. 

Mrs. Theodore Lyman. 

1810. 
Thomas Wright, Home on Bridge street. Moved 

to Tecumseh, Michigan. 
Irene Wright. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Payson. 
Mrs. Isaac C. Bates. Daughter of Judge and 

Madam Henshaw. 



IIG FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Julia Strong. 

Mrs. Martha Strong. 

Mrs. Jonathan H. Lyman. Daughter of Judge 

Hinckley. 
Mrs, Uriel Sikes. 
Electa Roberts. 
Lucretia Allen. 
Mrs. Isaac Gere. 
Lucy Knight. 

1811. 

Mr. and Mrs. Eliphaz Burt. 

Mrs. Daniel Stockwell. 

Mrs. Lewis Strong. She was Maria Chester of 
Wethersfield, Conn. Whole number of their 
children, ten, five sons and five daughters. All 
the sons received a public education. Two of 
the sons, Edward, M. D., and Rev. Stephen 
Chester, live in the eastern part of the state. 

Mrs. Clemence Patterson. 

Mrs. Harvey Tillotson. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Danks. 

Mrs. Daniel Clark. 

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Webster. 

Mrs. Ebenezer Hunt, Jr. She was a daughter of 
Madam Henshaw. Her husband graduated at 
Harvard, 1795. For nearly forty years a drug- 




FOURTH MEETING HOUSE — ERECTED 181 1-1 J>. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 117 

gist. A member of the Constitutional Conven- 
tion, 1820-21. His house stood on the site now 
occupied by the City Hall. His successor as 
druggist was Winthrop Hillyer. 

Elizabeth Davies. 

Ruth Edwards. 

1812. 

Lewis Strong. Graduated at Harvard, 1803. For 
thirty years a lawyer of great ability. A trustee 
of Amherst College. For many years deacon of 
First Church, universally esteemed. 

Daniel Stebbins. Graduated at Yale, 1788. Came 
to Northampton, 1806. Lived on Bridge street 
fifty years. County Treasurer thirty-five years. 
Attained the age of ninety. As a citizen, a pub- 
lic .officer, a member of the church, held in high 
esteem. 

Clarissa Stebbins. 

Abigail Graves. 

Mrs. Warham Judd. 

Miriam Wright. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Parsons. The second of 
that name at Pascomac, born 1784, continued 
there till 1841. Mrs. H. A. Collins, a daughter, 
resided at Smiths Ferry, recently deceased. 

Mrs. Reuben Smith. 



118 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mrs. Elijah Allen, Jr. 

Ebenezer S. Phelps. 

Anna Phelps. 

Cecil Jewett. The oldest of the four sons of Tim- 
othy, located at the westerly end of Blackpole, 
now North Prospect street. 

Mrs. Ebenezer Kingsley. 

Seth Pomeroy. Built the brick house on Pleasant 
street. Son of Quartus. His son George, a pub- 
lic spirited man, was the first to start the ex- 
press business west of Albany. 

Samuel Clarke, Jr. Brother of John, Christopher, 
Edward who built on Round Hill, Richard who 
settled in Chesterfield. The above, Samuel 
Jr., traded for several years in Northampton. 
When beyond middle life, closed his business, 
turned his attention to the ministry. Resided 
in Maine, preached only a short time. Spent 
his last days with bis children at the west. 

1813. 
Lorane Redford. 
Mrs. Asahel Pomeroy. 
Mrs. Polly Crossett. 

1814. 
Nancy P. Russell. 
Electa Russell. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 110 

Sally Judd. 

Mrs. Ann Clark. 

Ralph Snow. A dry goods trader for many years 
on Shop Row. Father of Lorenzo, George, Al- 
bert, and several daughters. Home on Hawley 
street. 

Theodosia Snow. 

1815. 

William Edwards. Styled Col. Edwards, grandson 
of the distinguished Rev. Jonathan. Smith Col- 
lege stands where he lived. Prof. Park, of An- 
dover, married his daugliter. Henry and Ogden 
were his sons. By occupation a tanner. 

Thomas Lyman. A farmer, house on Bridge 
street. 

Dolly Lyman. 

Electa Stebbins. 

Fanny P. Ayres. 

Mary Parsons. 

Mrs. Hannah Flint. 

Robert Peckham. 

Ruth Peckham. 



1816. 



Ruth Smith. 
Sarah Parsons. 



120 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Polly Pomeroy. Daughter of Asahel, a prominent 
alto singer in the large choir of the First Church. 

Mrs. Eli Ashman. She was Lucy, the youngest 
daughter of Eev. John Hooker, and mother of 
two sons much celebrated, viz., John Hooker 
Ashman, professor of law at Harvard, and George 
Ashman, a statesman and lawyer, Springfield. 

Samuel Peckham. Became a minister, preached in 
South Royalston. 

Mrs. Hannah Clark. 

Zeruiah Clark. 

Asenath Wilder. 

Fidelia Strong. 

Mrs. Jonas Clapp. 

Clarissa Lyman. Daughter of Esq. Levi. She 
married, 1822, Rev. William Richards, mission- 
ary to Sandwich Islands. Whole number of their 
children, eight. Her sister Elizabeth married 
George A., oldest son of Dea. Luther Clark. 

Harriet Parsons. Daughter of the 3d Moses. 
Married for her first husband a Mr. Munn of 
Greenfield. Her second husband, Rev. Joseph 
Knight, preached eighteen years in Peru. She 
attained her eighty-eighth year. 

Sally Starkweather. She married Rev. James San- 
ford, uncle of Hon. John E., Speaker of Mass. 
House of Representatives. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 121 

Sarah Williams. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gleason. 

Sally Maminash. The last of the Indian race in 

Northampton; long and tenderly cared for, under 

the infirmities of age, by Mrs. Warham Clapp, 

and her son Edward and his wife. 
Olive Tanner. 
Mrs. Jane Gere. 
Widow Burt. 
Mrs. Thankful Taylor. 
Mr. and Mrs. Zenas Wright, the parents of Rev. 

E. M. Wright. 
Jason Strong and his wife. 
Luther Davis and wife. 
David Sparks. 
Mrs. Sparks. 
Mrs. David Edwards. 
Mary B. Patterson. 
Lucy Clapp. 
Luisa Ann Clapp. 
Sophia Clapp. 
Dorcas Clajip. 
Martha Clapp. 
Betsey Claj^p. 
Fanny Clapp. 
Lucy Miller. 
Elijah Day and wife. 



122 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Eliza. 

Fanny Hunt. 

Sophia Pomeroy. 

Abigail Phelps. 

Clarissa Phelps. 

Elizabeth Parsons. 

Asenath Sanford. 

Dennis Porter. 

George Strong. 

George Bridgman. Succeeded Col. Edwards in tan- 
ning business. Moved to Canada. 

Moses Breck. An active temperance worker. 

Pliny Dickinson. 

George Strong. 

Lucy Clark. 

Clarissa Rogers, daughter of Dr. Rogers. 

Cordelia Snow. 

Anna Wright. 

Mary, a colored woman. 

Asahel Lyman. Lived near Rock Ferry. Left for 
missionary objects from twenty to twenty-five 
thousand dollars. 

Mrs. Asahel Lyman. 

Sally Noble. 

Lois Kingsbury. 

Esther Dickinson. 

Anna French. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 123 

Belinda Dickinson. The wife of Zenas Clapp on 
South street, and the mother of Rev. William 
D., remembered for his superior pulpit talents 
and preaching abilities. 

Sarah Warner. 

Sally Clark. 

Sally Clapp. 

Dolly Allen. 

Widow Thankful Sikes. 

Reuben Colton. 

Mrs. William Clapp. 



1817. 



John Graves. 
Mrs. Graves. 
Sarah Stebbins. 
Elizabeth Gardner. 
Mrs. William Gardner. 
Mrs. Joseph H. Clark. 
Mrs. Nancy Clapp. 
Abigail Clark. 
Dolly Clark. 
Mrs. James Sanford. 
Mary Warner. 
Mary Hunt. 



124 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Theodore Rust. United with the First Church 
seventy-four years ago, a remarkable instance of 
longevity. Continued till recently among the 
business men of the community. Recently de- 
deceased. 

Mrs. John Sanford. 

1818. 

William Clark. The third on Elm street, above 
the Jewett place. Born 1794. A farmer, owned 
the paper mill. Father of William, Lucius, 
Fred. 

Louise Whitney. 

Pamela Wright. 

Mary Wright. 

Chauncey Clark. A member for several years of 
the Legislature in the House, twice a State 
Senator. Held an office in Custom House, 

Hiram Ames. 

Major Josiah Dwight. Graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege 1786. Clerk of the Courts, Treasurer of 
Massachusetts. His family numbered seventeen 
children. 

Mrs. Dwight, styled Madam Dwight, tall, hand- 
somely formed, genial, sympathizing, highly 
esteemed. 

Mrs. Elihu Pomeroy. Her husband was a cooper 
next west of Dea. Luther Clark's on Elm street. 




ISAAC C. BATES. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 125 

Rhoda Clark. 

Eunice Clark. 

Theresa Henshaw, Eliza Ilenshaw, daughters of 

Judge Henshaw. 
Mrs. Betsey Town. 

1819. 
Jane Shepherd. 
Lydia Clark. 
Eli P. Ashman. Received honorary A. M. from 

Middlebury College, 1807, and the same from 

Harvard, 1809. Chosen U. S. senator, 1816. 
Bohan Clark. Owned the lower mill, father of 

Enoch W., Bohan Jr., Joseph and Luther, the 

last a banker in New York. 
Mrs. Mary Clark. 
Mrs. Sarah Hooker. 
William Warner. 
Juliette Warner. 
Isaac C. Bates. Graduated at Yale College, 1802. 

A member of Congress, also of the Governor's 

Council and of the U. S. Senate. Father of S. 

Henshaw Bates, of Mrs. Fordyce Hubbard, Mrs. 

H. H. Chilson, and Mrs. L. J. Dudley. 
Elisha Mather, M. D. An estimable physician, at 

one time partner of Dr. J. H. Flint. One of 

the musicians of the First Church choir. 



126 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mrs. Sarah Mather, 

Joseph Warner, Jr. Brother of Oliver, Solomon, 
Seth, Moses, Rev. Aaron and others. 

Mrs. Nancy Warner. 

Elijah M. Hayden. 

Lucinda Hayden. 

Mary Ingalls. 

Hannah Ingalls. 

Aaron Breck. Chosen deacon 1839. Father of 
Samuel, a teacher and graduate of Brown Uni- 
versity, 1848. 

Mrs. Aaron Breck. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gaius Burt. 

Mr. and Mrs. Levi Clark. 

Col. Jacob Bates and vs^ife. They were the parents 
of Hon. Isaac C. He was a lieutenant in the 
Revolutionary war. 

Adam R. Hamilton, Nancy, his wife. 

Joseph Strong, Hawley street. 1780-1860. Num- 
ber of his children, eight. 

Chloe Strong. 

Luther Strong, Polly Strong. He was grandson 
of Jerijah, Jr. Their home on North street. 

Esther Strong. 

Mehetabel Warner. 

Eliza Smith. 

Mrs. Enoch Jewett. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS* MINISTRY. 127 

Mrs. William Partridge. 

Mrs. Sally Pomeroy. 

Warham Clapp, Samuel Strong. Both valuable 
men on South street. 

Nathan Clark, Jr. 

Nathan Clark, Sr. Lived in Westhampton. The 
third Elijah Allen married, 1849, Lovisa, daugh- 
ter of Nathan Clark of W. 

Justin Edwards. 

Quartus Clark. 

Edwin Clark. Son of Lemuel. Rose to the rank 
of colonel. Deceased when comparatively young. 

Justin Clark. The oldest son of Calvin. Home- 
stead at Rail Hill, between Leeds and Williams- 
burg. 

Cynthia Clark. 

Mary Strong. 

Sally Clapp. 

Clarinda Clapp. 

Electa Day. 

Lucy Day. 

Charles Phelps. 

Elizabeth Jewett. 

Margaret Rust. 

Elizabeth Clark. 

Laura Rust. 

Martha Bliss. 



128 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mary Lee. 

Esther Camwell. 

Patrick Houghton. 

AnBel Bartlett. 

David Sylvester. 

Joseph Parsons. 

Charles Parsons. 

Joseph Allen. 

Cordelia Allen. 

Betsey Allen. 

Sally M. Judd. 

Pamela Judd. 

Lydia M. Parsons, afterwards Mrs. Elisha Turner. 
Mother of Wm. E. Turner, a lawyer. 

George Wells. 

Lyman Knowlton. 

Ira Cook. 

Horace Lyman. Home on Bridge street. Father 
of the late Gen. Luke Lyman. 

Hiram Ferry. Married, 1828, Lucretia, daughter 
of Lemuel Clark. A relic preserved by the 
Ferrys is a cradle, in which Dea. Josiah was 
rocked when a babe, 1721, in which others of 
that line were rocked. 

Hiram Smith. 

James Ross. 

Johnson. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS^ MINISTRY. 129 

Louise Winslow. 

Mrs. Elijah Wright. 

Betsey Taylor. 

Lucinda G. Smith. 

Salome Graves. 

Abigail W. Clark. 

Harriet Shepherd. 

Joanna Davenport. 

Mrs. Charles Johnson. 

Joanna Ingals. 

Hephzibah Edwards. 

Anna Shelton. 

Nancy Graves. 

Roxana Cutler. 

Esther Clark. 

Charlotte Clapp. 

Hannah Wright. 

Nathaniel Clark. The fourth of the same name 
on the South street homestead. He lived there 
1775-1857, eighty-two years. 

Sarah Whitney. Wife of Josiah D. Whitney. She 
was the mother of the two professors, Josiah 
D. of Harvard and William D. of Yale, both 
eminent in their departments of learning. 

Dolly Fowle. 

Betsey Dickinson. 

Sally Hunt. 



j:}() FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

HauDiih Severance. 

Sally Ramsdell. 

Joanna Herrick. 

Sybil Taylor. 

Martha Edwards. 

Mrs. Joseph Allen. 

Mrs. Urania Webster. 

Fanny Wright. 

Nancy Say re. 

Sally Dillen. 

Jacob Lesten. 

Mary Lesten. 

Charles Johnson. 

Moses Parsons. 

Lucy Warner. 

Mrs. Warham Judd. 

Eunice Judd. She married, 1785, Lewis Smith, 
at South Farms. Number of their children, 
eleven. Charles Smith, one of the eleven, owns 
the place. 

Widow Mary Wilson. 

Rebecca Clark. 

Clifton White. 

Eunice White. 

Fanny Wright. 

Eliza S. Stebbins. 

Abigail Ingals. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS MINISTRY. 131 

Allen Clark. Homestead upper part of Elm street. 
Father of Jonathan Allen, Daniel W. and Ed- 
win. An enterprising, thrifty farmer. 

J. Lyman Clark. Son of Dea. Israel. Had charge 
for many years of the town's poor. 

Spencer Judd. 

Seth Strong. 

Phebe Strong. 

Levi Starr. 

Thomas M. Hunt. Son of Abner. Was clerk in 
the drug store of Ebenezer Hunt, Jr. Afterward 
at Auburn, N. Y., in the same business. A 
man of excellent character, much esteemed. 

Elizabeth Hunt. 

Sarah Mills Hunt. 

Phebe Parsons. 

Simeon Clapp. 

Alexander Phoenix. A minister. Resided a few 
years in Northampton. Married, 1817, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Benjamin Tappan. Settled at 
Chicopee as pastor. 

Mrs. Quartus Strong, 

Mary Bartlett. 

Roxana Strong. 

Laura Clark. 

Rhoda Parsons. 

Catharine Clapp. 



V.)2 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON, 

Mrs. H. K. Starkweather. 

Betsey Shepherd. 

Catharine Shepherd. 

Mrs. Charles Shepherd. Her husband graduated 

at Yale, 1798. Went into business with his 

father, Dr. Levi and two brothers. Charles 

Shepherd built on Round Hill. 
Mrs. F. Hunt Wright. She lived to be over 

ninety. Her husband was cashier of the old 

Hampshire Bank. 
Abigail H. Pierce. 
Harriet Clarke. 
Miriam Pomeroy. Daughter of Asahel, a member 

of the First Chui'ch choir, an alto singer. 
Sarah Tappan Pierce. 
Content Curtis. 
Eliza Eldredge. 
Caroline Russel. 
Theodosia Phelps. 
Mary M. Clapp. 
Electa Parsons. 
Naomi Clark. 
Susan Clapp. 
Prudence Graves. 
Luther Clark, Jr. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 133 

Daniel J. Cooke. At one time iu company with 
David Judd, cabinet makers, whose daughter, 
Malissa, he married. Her sou, David B. Cooke, 
at last accounts, lived in Chicago. 

Jacob N. Brewster. 

Mrs. Sophia Clapp. 

William Bigelow. 

Anna Bigelow. 

Martha Starkweather. Daughter of Charles, mar- 
ried Hon. Chauncey Clark. They left no chil- 
dren. Both deceased 18G9. 

Frances A. Henshaw. 

Mary Pomeroy. 

Solomon, a colored man. 

Seth Warner. 

Harriet Cook, daughter of Enos Cook. 

1820. 
Widow Esther Smith. 
Mrs. F. Dickinson. 
Solomon Stoddard. Second son of Solomon the 

high sheriff. Was town clerk and clerk of the 

courts. His wife was daughter of Benjamin 

Tappan. 
Nathan Rust, Jr. 
Mrs. Nathan Rust. 
Cecilia Lyman. Married Dea. J. P. Williston. 

Mother of Hon. A. L. Williston. 



134 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Lucy Whipple. A Miss Whipple taught a school 
for young ladies. The building stood near the 
Art Gallery. 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lord. 

Hannah Eliza Harding. 

William Hutchens. 

Alexander Hayden. 

Mrs. Nathaniel Edwards. 

Sophia Ashmun. 

182L 
Catharine Bigelow. Daughter of William, married 
Humphrey Farrar and lived in Petersham. 
Naomi Pomeroy. 
Mrs. Justus Clark. 
Nancy Breck. 
Elizabeth Stebbins. 
Mr. and Mrs. Zebina Smith, 
Timothy Graves and wife. 
Widow Mary Day. 
Eli Loveland. Married a sister of Chauncey Clark. 

The family moved to Marion, Alabama, where 

they lived over forty years. 
Nancy Killingly. 
Lydia Strong, 
Letitia Gould. 




ELIPHALET WILLIAMS. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 135 

Armanda Woods. Worked iu the tanning business. 
Occupied and owned the residence wliere John 
Whittelsey lives. Mrs. Whittelsey was his daugh- 
ter. 

1822. 

Louisa A. Henshaw. 

John Doty. 

Israel R. Pilgrim. Home on Union street. 

Mrs. Caroline Parsons. Wife of Capt. Samuel, 
West street. Parents of Sydenham, Samuel L. , 

Col. Joseph B., Sarah, and others. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ashur Shepherd. 

Widow Sarah Adams. Daughter of Seth Wright. 
Lived at the H. R. Hinckley place. 

Penley Thayer. 

Eliphalet Williams. Son of Rev. Solomon, the 
pastor. President of Northampton National 
Bank thirty-one years, deacon iu the First 
Church forty-three years. Attained the age of 
ninety-four. 



1823. 



Julia Phillips. 
Hannah Clark. 



136 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mrs. Sylvester Judd. Her husband was third edi- 
tor of the Hampshire Gazette. Under him the 
circulation of the paper steadily increased. Com- 
menced a history of Hadley. Became an honor- 
ary member of the Connecticut and Massachu- 
setts Historical Societies. 

Laura Bartlett. 

Abigail Ingals. 

Lucy Mather. 

Anna Strong. 

Mary Bigelow. 

Martha Clark. 

Lucretia Clark. 

Sarah Parsons. 

Sarah Clark. 

Julia Clark. 

Ruth Conners. 

Martha Day. 

Widow Susan Parsons. 

Harriet Hutchins. 

Eunice Strong. 

Asenath Clark. 

Elizabeth L. Clark. 

Esther Maria Cook. 

Julia Wright. 

Julius Rust. 

Josiah D. Ashley. 



SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 137 

Henry Hill. 

J. Metcalf Wilson. 

Reuben Peck. 

Stephen Whitney. 
Marsh. 

Mrs. Lucy Conners. 

Jabez French. Father of M. M. French. A mu- 
sician of the First Church choir. Played the 
double bass viol. 



CHAPTER VI. 



Rev. Mark Tucker's Ministry, March 10, 182 Jf.— 
Aug. 16, 1827. 

Admissions.— Historical Items. 

1824. 

Mrs. George Bridgman. 

Lydia Bartlett. 

Samuel Wells. Graduated at Dartmouth College, 
1813. A lawyer, Justice of Peace, Clerk of the 
Courts, highly esteemed citizen, aud member of 
the church. 

Mrs. Samuel Wells. 

A. G. Duncan. A clerk in one of the stores. 

J. P. Williston. Son of Rev. Payson and brother 
of Hon. Samuel Williston, of Easthampton. 
Deacon for thirty-four years. Practically benev- 
olent on a large scale. 

Nancy Jane Rider. 

Emeline Rider. 

Mary Eaton. 

Mrs. Elijah Abbott. 

(138) 



MARK tucker's MINISTRY. 139 

Elihu Atkins. 
Abel Marsh. 
Betsey Marsh. 

1825. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Wells. 

Mrs. Desire Atkins. 

Thomas Pomeroy. Son of William, a clothier ; 
brother of Daniel, Northville, Michigan ; also of 
Nancy, wife of William Bolter. Attained the 
rank of colonel. Chosen deacon in Florence 
Congregational church. 

Enoch Jewett. He and Dea. Thomas Pomeroy 
were among the first to build and settle in Flor- 
ence. 

Ursula Clark. Her home was on Water street. 

Widow Charlotte Wright. 

Mrs. Ebenezer Wright. 

Zephaniah Hunt. Lived on Market street. 

Mary Hunt. 

Mrs. Eli Judd. 

Mary Ann Dwight. 

Elisha Graves, Jr. Brother of Mrs. John Clarke, 
wife of the banker. Lived eighty- two years on 
the Graves' homestead, Market street. 

Eliza A. Graves. 

Sally Cutter. 



140 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Benjamin Eastman. Lived on Market street, a 
cabinet maker. 

Persis Parsons. 

Esther Upson. 

Lydia Upson. 

Elizabeth Upson. 

Edward Upson. 

Justus Upson. The Upsons lived at South Farms. 

Caroline Day. 

Julia White. 

Mrs. Levi Parsons. 

Samantha Parsons. 

Sally L. White. 

Saphronia White. 

Spencer Taylor. 

Amos Smith. 

Henry B. Winslow. 

Milo J. Smith. Home at South Farms. A rep- 
resentative to the Legislature in 1842. Chosen 
selectman nine times. 

Mrs. Mark Tucker. Her husband was the sixth 
pastor of the First Church. Williams College 
conferred on him the degree of D. D. in 1831. 

Frederic Janes. Married Paulina Burnell, daugh- 
ter of Joseph the miller, in 1833. Pursued col- 
legiate studies at Yale and Amherst. Lived sev- 
eral years in New York editing the Christian 
Parlor Magazine. Deceased in 1890. 



MARK tucker's MINISTRY. 141 

Mrs. Asenatli Gouch. 

Hannah Gouch. 

Elizabeth Dwight. Daughter of Cecil, who lived 
in the Warner district. She was sister of Henry 
Augustus and William Cecil. Married Mr. H. 
Kirkland, and lived in Hartford, Conn. 

Tamesin S. Clark. Daughter of Bohan. She de- 
ceased, 1889, at South Deerfield, and left nearly 
ten thousand dollars to various charities. 

H. K. Starkweather. In office as one of the 
selectmen sixteen or seventeen successive years. 
Afterwards in California. 

Charles Walker. Graduated at Yale, 1824. A 
physician and dentist over twenty-five years. 
Son-in-law of Nathan Storrs. 

1826. 

Erastus Slate. Originated in Bernardston. Home 
on Market street. In the boot and shoe business. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hopkins. In early life styled 
Capt. John. A trader in his native town, Had- 
ley, afterwards in Boston. Built on King street, 
1824. Variously connected with twenty-five 
clergymen. 

Experience Hunt. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Wood. Afterwards lived in 
Chesterfield. 



li'i FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

George A. Crossett. An officer on board of U. S. 
ship Potomac. 

Benjamin Barrett, M. D. Came to Northampton, 
1823. Partner with Dr. David Hunt, as Hunt 
& Barrett. Chosen to Legislature 1842, State 
Senate 1843-4, County Commissioner 1847. 
Treasurer of Northampton Savings Bank, 1854-64. 

Levi Wright. Home on Bridge street. 

Julia Clark. 

Mrs. Anna Birge. 

Phebe Tuft. 

Sally Willard. Home afterward Chenango County, 
N. Y. 

Mrs. Fanny Clapp. Became second wife of Phin- 
ehas Allen, editor of Pittsfield Sun. Has re- 
cently celebrated her ninetieth birthday. 

David Clark. 

Thomas Stearns and wife. 

Mrs. Sophia Clark. 

Priscilla Peck. 

Adaline Brewer. 

Sarah Hubbard. 

Mrs. Nancy Loveland. 

Judith Breck. Wife of Moses Breck, from Ches- 
terfield. 

Sally Eustis. 

Persis Pease. 



MARK tucker's MINISTRY. 143 

Abigail J. Lyman. 

Nancy A. and Lucy H. Clark. Sisters, daughters 
of Dea. Luther Clark, Elm street. Nancy A. 
married William Wells of Greenfield. They lived 
at Port Gibson, Miss. Parents of Helen and 
Charles Wells, at Saratoga Springs. 

Almira Clapp. 

Caroline Bliss. 

Eliza Brown. 

Elizabeth M. Chester. 

Angeline and Julia Snow. Sisters, daughters of 
Ralph, the trader. Angeline married Rev. Jo- 
seph Hunt Breck, a native of Northampton. 
Preached in Massachusetts, Vermont and Ohio. 

Susan Dwight. 

Hannah W. Dwight. 

Caroline W. Dwight. Daughter of Major Josiah. 
Married, 1832, Rev. Samuel Hopkins. They 
lived together not quite fifty years. 

Lucy Pomeroy. Daughter of Heman. She mar- 
ried Luther, son of Theodore Clapp, inn-keeper 
at Easthampton. They lived at Gloversville, 
N. Y. 

Temperance Clark. She married Charles, fourth 
son of Dea. Luther Clark. They were parents 
of James Dickson and Charles Henry Clark. 



144 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mary and Hannah Butler. Sisters, daughters of 
Simeon, the bookseller. Hannah married Mr. 
Sunstead. 

Frances M. Storrs. 

Abigail Pease. 

Hannah Clapp. 

Frances Greenwood. Reared in the family of Sol- 
omon Stoddard, Esq., Elm street. Married his 
son Solomon, author of Latin Grammar and 
Professor at Middlebury College. 

Fanny Dickinson. Sister of George P., 57 Elm 
street. For many years her home has been at 
the west. 

Octavia Smith. 

Stella Shepherd. Daughter of Levi, married, 1833, 
Rev. Mark Niles. They had five children. 

Martha Strong. 

Erastus Hopkins. Graduated at Dartmouth, 1830. 
Settled in ministry six years. Moved to North- 
ampton 1841. Nine years a member of the Leg- 
islature. First president of Conn. R. R. R. 

Isaac Smith. 

Orrcn Phelps, 

David B. Spencer. 

Sophia Wilder. 

Fanny Jewett, 

Lucy Parsons. 



MARK tucker's MINISTRY, 145 

Sally Wright. 

Olive Wright. 

Annette Strong. 

Sumner Clark. Oldest son of Dea. Enos on Elm 

street. Became a druggist in Columbus, Ohio. 
Benjamin Sheldon. Medical student of Hunt & 

Barrett. Practiced at Hatfield. 1836, removed 

to Cleveland, Ohio. His address 26 Franklin 

Avenue. 
Harriet Judd. 
Miranda and Henrietta Ingalls. Daughters of 

James on Market street. 
Sybil Rust. 
Harriet Hamilton. 
Mary Hayden. 
Chloe Rust. 
Eliza Dvvight. 
Joseph D. Smith. 
Jonathan Smith. 
William Clark, Jr. 
Jared Clark. Same as Dea. Jared. Held the office 

of deacon for nearly fifty years. 

Martin Livermore. 

Hannah Meeder. 

Electa Clark. 

Abigail Smith. 

Elizabeth Colton. 
10 



14(J FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Almira Wright. 

Delia Tower. 

Sarah and Theodosia Hunt, sisters. Daughters of 
Abner Hunt. Sarah married Theodore Burt. 
Theodosia married Silas M. Smith, the parents 
of W. L. and George H. Smith. 

Anson D wight. 

Justice S. Parsons. 

Susanna Clark. 

Asenath Meachem. 

Esther Jewett. 

Elisha Parsons, Jr. Born on King street. Left 
Northampton and located in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Ann Tappan. 

Mary Temple. 

Sarah Parsons. 

Edward T. Wade. 

Ahira Staples. 

William Converse. 

Samuel F. Phelps. From Westhampton, a clerk 
on Shop Row. Married Phebe, daughter of Jus- 
tus Parsons. A prominent member of Dr. Storr's 
Church, Brooklyn, N. Y,, for many years. 

Dwight Lathrop. 

John L. Clark. 

Asa J. Clark. 

George Edwards. 



MARK tucker's MINISTRY. 147 

James Colton. 

James Converse. 

Thankful White. 

Cynthia Pierce. 

Jane F. Fowler. 

Josiah D. Whitney. A merchant, afterwards Cash- 
ier and President of Northampton National 
Bank. Three of his sous are professors in va- 
rious colleges ; another is principal assistant in 
Boston Public Library. 

Daniel R. Clark. For about fifty years a mason 
by occupation. Home near his brother, Dea. 
Jared. 

David Judd. Was cabinet maker on South street. 

Edmund M. Bartlett. Home in the meadow, 
South street. 

Elizabeth Tower. 

Betsey Fisher. Removed to Chicopee. 

Elihu Clark. The third and youngest of that 
name. His widow resides in the upper part of 
Elm street. 

1827. 
Elizabeth Mather. 
Ann Bowers. 
Julia Butler. 

William Butler. The originator of the Hampshire 
Gazette in 1786, also editor and proprietor. 



148 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Elizabeth Butler. 

Theodore Butler. Bookseller, and member of First 
Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, N. Y. Has a 
son in Chicago in the stationery business. 

Kitteredge Earl. 

Clarissa Miller. 

Rebecca Clapp. 

Hannah Day. 

Lorenzo and George W. Snow. Sons of Ralph the 
trader. 

Elizabeth Strong. Daughter of Theodore, home 
formerly at the east end of Shop Ro^. Mar- 
ried, 1841, Rev. Augustus C. Thompson, D. D., 
Roxbury or Boston. 

Eliza Day. 

Joseph D. Smith. 

Abigail T. Smith. 

Justin Smith, Jr. Home opposite the Art Gallery. 

William S. Smith. Residence later in Troy, N. Y. 

Isaac Bridgman. 

Lewis Bridgman. Graduated 1839 at Oberlin Theo- 
logical Seminary. Has preached mostly at the 
west. At last accounts was in Dakota. 

Moses Bryant. Resided at Amherst. 

Horace Hills. 

John Moies, Jr. Lived at Pawtucket, R. I. 

Edward H. Little. Home afterward in Pittsfield. 



MARK tucker's MINISTRY. 149 

George Kingsley. His life was devoted to musical 
culture. Among composers and performers he 
stood conspicuous. Organist of First Church. 
Afterwards at Easthampton. 

Moses Chandler. 

Mrs. Eli Judd. 

Widow Lucy Sage. 

Widow Theodosia Eastman. 

Julia Parsons. 

Elizabeth Clark. 

Martha Smith, daughter of Justin. 

Mary Ann Clark, daughter of Dea. Enos. 

Laura Day. 

Pearly Washburn. 

Laura Clark. Daughter of Calvin. Married James 
Loud of Cummington and Plainfield. 

Frances A. Wright. 

Spencer Lyman Judd. Located at Brecksville, 0. 

Octavia Cushman, At the Paper Mill, 

Eunice Pratt. 

Mary Bridgman. 

Widow Laura Stebbins. 

Widow Sybil Phelps. 

Lucinda Tucker. 

Widow Harriet Bailey. 

Orren Phelps. 

Anna Sackett, 



150 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Daniel Butler, Jr. Fifty-eight years ago went to 
Green Bay. Died there not long since. 

John Wells. Associated in trade with J. D. Whit- 
ney, under the firm of Whitney & Wells. 



CHAPTER VII. 



Rev. I. S. Spencer's Miriistry, Sept. 11, 1828 — 
March 12, 1832. 

Admissions.— Historical Items. 

1828. 

Lyman Parsons. 

Benjamin Clark, Jr. 

Charles F. Sheldon. Home at Rochester, N. Y. 

Mrs. James Phelps. Previous to her marriage 
taught on Elm street. 

James Phelps. Homestead beyond the Hospital 
toward Easthampton. 

Mr. and Mrs. Elisha C. Strong. South District. 

Mrs. Maria Strong. 

Sally 0. Lyman. 

Mrs. Isaac Clark. Wife of the druggist. Clark 
& Williston. They were the parents of Isaac 
Edwards C, connected with the Bureau of Ed- 
ucation, Washington, D. C. 

Caroline H. Dewey. Wife of Judge Charles A. 

Dewey. 

(151) 



152 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mary Dwight. Daughter of Cecil in the Warner 

district. 
Mrs. Ruth Sheldon. 

1829. 
Sophronia Sheldon. 
Nancy Wade. 
Rhoda Stetson. 
Eunice Hunt. 
Roxana Hunt. Married Roswell Hubbard, on 

Bridge street. Long a valuable member of the 

First Church choir. 
Ebeuezer M. Dwight. 
Edwin Spooner. 
Samuel C. Clark. 
Laura B. Bartlett. 
Mary Edwards. 
Stephen Chandler. 
Lydia Chandler. 
Mrs. Harriet N. Clark. 
Mrs. Hannah Spencer. 
Mrs. Elvira Bartlett. 
Mrs. Charity Judd. From South Hadley. Wife of 

Warham. Became one of the oldest persons in 

Northampton. 
John Phillips. 
Electa Phillips. 



I. s. spencer's ministry. 153 

Mrs. Deborah Clapp. 

Clarissa Whitney. Previously Miss James of 
Goshen, the second wife of J. D. Whitney, the 
parents of Henry Mitchell Whitney, sergeant 
major in the late war, professor in Beloit Col- 
lege, Wisconsin. 

Widow Mosely Wright. 

1830. 

Eliza W. Butler. Oldest daughter of Daniel, mar- 
ried, 1834, Prof. William Thompson, D. D., 
of the Hartford Theological Seminary. They 
lived together forty-five years. 

Julia Warner. 

Caroline P. Chandler. Home afterwards in Mich- 
igan. 

Henry G. Bowers. Lived on Prospect street. 
Place occupied by Prof. Blodgett. 

Mary W. Bowers. 

Lucy Whipple. 

Lewis S. Hopkins, M. D. Brother of Erastus. 
Bought the Henshaw place, lived there 1849-59. 
Removed to Brockton, 1864. 

Esther Cook. 

Mary H. Williams. Daughter of Hon. Eliphalet, 
married, 1837, Eev. John E. Tyler, of Wind- 
ham, Conn. 



154 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Rhoda Everett. 

William Griffin. Located afterward in Michigan. 

Roxana Noble. 

Octavia Clapp. At a later date lived in Hartford, 

Conn. 
Widow Sarah Edwards. 

Clarissa A, Cook. Home on Pleasant street. 
John Bridgman. Brother of Ansel, Sylvester and 

Theodore, of Brecksville, Ohio. 
Mrs. John Bridgman. 
Mrs. Nancy Wright, Mrs. Juliana Bridgman. Both 

lived at Horse Mountain. 
Amanda Bridgman. 

Susannah F. Judd. Afterwards at Brecksville, 0. 
Horace Wright, Laura Ann Moody, Clarissa Allen. 

These three belonged at Roberts Meadow. 
Huldah Converse. 
Mrs. Elvira Shepherd. Wife of George Shepherd, 

hatter. 
Esther Bridgman. 
Mrs. William H. Judd. 
Mary B. Kingsley. 
Esther H. Starr. 
Widow Keziah Starr. 
Orra Lyon. Home in Whately. 
Abigail Warner. 



I. s. spencer's ministry. 155 

1831. 

Thankful Phelps. 

Mrs. Lucy Barnard. Before her marriage was Lucy 
Sage, on Elm street. 

Henry R. Hayden. 

Charles T. Hayden. 

Lavinia B. Hayden. The Haydens lived at the 
Factory, now Leeds. 

Cynthia C. Hunt. 

Mary Smith. Now Mrs. Tenney, opposite the Art 
Gallery. 

Elizabeth Pierce. Daughter of Rev. John Pierce 
of Brookline, grand-daughter of Benjamin Tap- 
pan. 

Lucy Gregory, Mrs. Nancy North, and Laura 
Witherell. The three foregoing lived at Leeds. 

Marcus T. Moody. 

Solomon Strong. 

Solomon Stoddard, Jr. The fourth of that name 
in Northampton. Graduated at Yale, 1820. 
Father of Prof. Francis H. Stoddard of New 
York City. 

William H. Stoddard. Chosen deacon in Edwards 
Church. A merchant for many years in his na- 
tive place. 

William K. Wright, Prospect street. Son of Rev. 
Ebenezer, employed by Hampshire Missionary 
Society in St. Lawrence County, N. Y. 



156 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Justus Taylor. 

Theodore B. Rogers. 

Marcus C. Parker. 

Charles R. Stearns. 

Webster Herrick. 

Roxana R. Parsons. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke 

Seminary 1841. Married Mr. Green, Homer, 

N. Y. 
Harriet Day. 

Tryphena Day. The three lived at South Farms. 
Daniel Willcutt. 
Melissa Strong. 
Sarah White. 
Fanny B. Eastman. 
Ansel Jewett. Third son of Timothy. His widow 

still survives on the homestead, Elm street. 
Mary H. Kirkland. 

Mary Parsons. Home afterward in Springfield, 0. 
Tryphena Hartwell. 
Charles Morton. 
Polly Morton. 
Jonathan Wood. 
Eliab Barnard. 
Lewis Phelps. 
Jonathan Ring. 
Elvira Ring. 
Orinda Negus. 




SILAS M. SMITH. 



I. s. spencer's ministry. 157 

Ansel Abels. 

Martha Abels. 

Asahel S. Abels. 

Ephraim Cushman. 

Wealthy Cushman. Lived at the Paper Mill. 

Snsan Furbush. 

Mrs. Margaret Clapp. 

Joseph T. Herrick. 

James P. Bradley. 

Silas M. Smith. Lived nearly sixty years in North- 
ampton. In the furniture business. Leading 
singer for many years of the First Church choir. 
Trustee of the Lunatic Hospital. Chosen dea- 
con of the First Church. Father of W. L. and 
George H. Smith. 

Enos Parsons. Son of Elisha. A lawyer for 
many years. 

James Greenwood. Brother of Mrs. Solomon 
Stoddard, Jr. Became a minister. 

Cephas Strong. Home on North street. Sexton 
of First Church twenty years. 

Sylvester Judd, Jr. Graduated at Yale, 1836. 
Pastor at Augusta, Me., 1840-53. A public lec- 
turer and author. 

George Strickland. 

John W. Little. 

Phebe Phelps. 



158 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Sarah Hamilton. 

Elizabeth Mather. 

Mary Ann Smith. 

Elizabeth Strong. 

Mrs. T. Chamberlain. 

Susan Pratt. 

Mrs. Mary Taylor. 

Mary Strong. 

Mrs. Harriet Powers. 

Joanna Clark. 

Estes H. Smith. 

Mrs. M. H. Wetherell. 

Sarah Little. 

Sarah T. Butler. A daughter of Daniel on Pleas- 
ant street. 

Mrs. Hannah Clark. 

Lucy Gleason. 

Elizabeth White. 

Cynthia Slack. 

Mrs. Mary D. Phelps. 

Caroline Strong. 

Avesta C. White. 

Daniel Kingsley. A tailor for nearly fifty years. 
Went twice to the Legislature. Superintendent 
of Sabbath School twenty years. Served as dea- 
con sixteen years. 



1. s. spencer's ministry. 159 

Arunah C. Bugbee. A Teacher. Lived at Spring- 
field afterwards. 

Moses Hunt, Jr. 

Abiel Rankin. A stone cutter. His stone yard 
was opposite Capt. Samuel Parsons' place on 
West street. 

Mary A. Rankin. 

Dorcas E. Clark. 

Wealthy A. Herrick. 

Luther H. Graves. 

Asahel Kingsley. 

Mrs. Abigail Kingsley. 

Abigail Kingsley. 

Mrs. Mary Clapp. 

Marilla Smith. 

Mrs. Abigail Cook. 

Mrs. Almira Smith. 

Cynthia B. Robinson. 

Stephen Parsons. 

Chauncey Coltou. In the furniture Imsincss. A 
deacon in the Edwards Church. 

Mary Rand. Subsequent residence at Elbridge, 
N. Y. 

Mrs. Amanda Adkins, on North street. 

Martha Bowers. 

Mrs. Anna Cutter. 

Sarah M. Wrisley. 



160 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Elizabeth Strong. Daughter of Jonathan, South 

street. 
William N. Moore. 
Sarah Eustis. 
Sarah Phelps. 
Josiah D wight. Major Josiah's son ; brother of 

Margaret, Susan, Caroline, Ogden and others. 
Harriet S. Clark. 
Caroline Starr. 
Ellen M. Moies. 

Richard B. Davis, South street. Carriage maker. 
Harriet G. Chandler. 
Mrs. Nancy B. Clark. 
Elizabeth M. Phelps. 

Elijah Kingsley. A carpenter on South street. 
Lewis Parsons. Son of Justus. Succeeded his 

father on the homestead, near the South street 

bridge. 
Sarah A. Strong. 
Elizabeth W. Russell. 
Abigail Clapp. 
George Brown. 

John S. Reed. Lived in Northfield. 
Lovisa Weller. Home on Lyman's Lane. 
George Sheldon, D. D. Graduated at Williams 

College, 1835. Ordained 1841. Married Martha 

Lyman, 1839. They had eight children. Four 

sons graduated at Princeton College. 



I. s. spencer's ministry. 161 

Phebe Parsons. Married Samuel F. Phelps, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Mary Russell. 

Mary Wright. 

Mrs. Zebina Smith. 

Sarah W. Breck. 

Abigail M. Joy. 

Ebenezer Allen. 

Joseph Allen. 

Mrs. Mercy Moody. 

Emma C. Phelps. 

Emeline Barnum. 

Ruth Edwards. 

Lovisa H. Phelps. 

Augusta Shepherd. 

Lydia M. Clapp. 

Lydia Janes. 

Sally Pratt. 

Mrs. Rachel Clapp. 

Clarissa Phelps. 

Mary I. Shepherd. 

George Ellsworth. 

Edward C. Smith. 

Sarah T. Stoddard. An only daughter of the third 

Solomon. Married, 1837, Rev. Albert Smith, 

Prof, at Middlebury. Their son, Rev. Arthur 

H. Smith, is a missionary in China. 
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162 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Thomas Bridgman. Published Inscriptions on the 
Grave Stones of Northampton, 1850 ; also sub- 
sequently several books of inscriptions relating to 
cemeteries in Boston and elsewhere. 

Theodore Bartlett. 

Mrs. Eunice N. Bartlett. 

Elizabeth P. Augur. 

Mrs. Sarah Wright. 

Sarah Clark. 

Laura N, Bryant. 

Mrs. Wealthy Clark. 

Elizabeth Furbush. 

Evelina Bannister. 

Luther Clark, 2d, Bridge street. 

Charles Hayden, at Leeds. 

Benjamin E. Cook. Came to Northampton, 1827. 
Partner of Nathan Storrs, jeweler. Chosen 
Brigadier General, 1850, served five years. 
" Reminiscences of sixty years on Shop Row," 
in the Centennial Hampshire Gazette, by Gen. 
B. E. Cook, is an interesting sketch. 

Bathsheba Steadman. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Delano. The name recalls 
the mode of travel by the stage coach one and 
two generations ago. Mr. Delano's connection 
with a stage line first brought him to North- 
ampton. 



I. s. spencer's ministry, 163 



Mrs. Louisa Wood. 
Isabella Thompson. 



1832. 



Dexter Clark. Lived forty years on Maple street. 

A mason by occupation. 
J. Stebbins Lathrop. Home No. 17 Bridge street. 
Mrs. Abigail Phelps. 
Abigail Munn. 
Mrs. Esther Cook. 
Mrs. Miriam May. 
Dan T. Baggs. 
Mrs. Eunice Brown. 
Apphia Judd. 
Julia Strong. 
Widow Starr. 
Mrs. Mary Clark. 
Harriet Moody. 
Delight Tanner. 
Martha Lyman. Daughter of Sylvester, Bridge 

street, married, 1839, Rev. George Sheldon, D. D. 
Mrs. Nancy Edwards. 
Sylvester S. Wright. 
Juliette Clark. 
Julia N. Rust. 
Eliza Phelps. 
Elizabeth A. Warner. 



164 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Catharine M. Graves. 

Lucy Gere. Daughter of Isaac, a goldsmith. She 
married Dr. Brown, removed to Ohio. 

Ellen Gouch. 

Eli Edwards, West street, right hand. 

Israel Graves. 

Mrs. Fanny Graves. 

Mary Ann Clark. Daughter of Bohan, married, 
1835, to Watson Loud, M. D., Romeo, Michigan; 
the parents of eight children. In January, 1829, 
he entered the office of Hunt & Barrett, North- 
ampton, as a medical student. 

Barton Bisbee. 

Mrs. Frances F. Merritt. 

Mrs. George Day. 

Mrs. Lucretia Taylor. 

Fidelia Herrick. 

Moses Gage. 

Osea Church. 

Mrs. Melinda Church. 

Elihu Sanford. 

Mrs. Sanford. 

Mrs. Electa Sage. 

Mrs. Moses Richmond. 

Henry Lyman. Ordained Oct. 1833, at Northamp- 
ton. Sailed, 1833, with other missionaries for 



I. s. spencer's ministry. 1G5 

Bataviii, Isle of Java. Started April, 1834, on 
an exploring tour with his associate, Mr. Mun- 
son. Both suffered martyrdom, June 28. Ly- 
man was only twenty-four, Munson was thirty. 
A monument to Lyman's memory stands near 
Brainerd's grave in the Northampton cemetery. 



CHAPTER VIII. 



Ministry of Rev. Joseph Penny, D. D., June 
5, 1833— November 23, 1835. 

Admissions.— Historical Items. 

1833. 
Mrs. Margaret Penny. 
Mrs. Dorcas Hancock. 
George Kingsley. The organist, 
Mrs. Nancy Kingsley. 
Mrs. Mary W. Bissell. 
Sarah B. Hunt. 

1834. 
Solomon Clark. Fifth son of Dea. Luther. Grad- 
uated at Williams College, 1837, and the Semi- 
nary now at Hartford, Ct., 1840. Pastorates at 
Petersham, South Canton, Plainfield and Goshen. 
Author of Antiquities, Historicals and Gradu- 
ates of Northampton. Published Historical Cat- 
alogue of the First Church, Northampton, 1891. 

Strong Burnell. 

(16G) 



JOSEPH penny's ministry. 167 

Shubael Wilder. 

Lucy E. Dewey. Married, 1842, Prof. Josiah 
Clark of Smith College. He Received LL. D. 
from Yale in 1875. 

Eliza M. Jndkins. 

Mrs. Ann Hamilton. 

Mrs. Simeon Rutler. 

Emma Osborne. 

C. Parkman Judd. Son of the editor and anti- 
quarian. Graduated at Yale, 1840, Studied law 
with C. P. Huntington. Established himself 
at Reading. Has an office there, also in Boston. 

Jonathan Lyman. 

Lydia Lyman. 

Charles Lyman. 

Mrs. Phebe Hartwell. 

Thankful Crony. 

Sarah Wright. 

Eunice Joy. 

Clarissa Ellsworth. 

Sybil Clark. 

Abigail Nevers. 

Sarah Ann Parsons. The youngest of the family 
of Justus. Married, 1840, Rev. Josiah Leonard. 
First settlement in Mexico, N. Y. , next in 
Oswego. 

Ann E. Mead. 



168 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Nancy Bliss. 

Maria Tower. 

Lydia A. Braden. 

Irene Bishop. 

Ruth Allen. 

Harriet Ramsdale. 

Hetty S. Butler. The youngest of the four daugh- 
ters of Daniel. She married, 1846, Eev. Eli 
Smith, D. D., missionary to Syria. Since 1869 
her home has been at Amherst. The three sons 
are graduates. Two daughters married and live 
at the west. 

Sophia French. 

Julia Ann Sophia King. 

Miranda Wright. 

Hadassah Durant. 

Sally Strong. 

Margaret Tower. 

Clarissa C. Barnard. Lived on Bridge street, a 
dress maker. 

Vesta Wright. 

Anna Wright. 

Maria Barnard. 

Mary Bridgman. 

Sophia Lyman. 

Harriet Phelps. 

Persis Kingsley. 



JOSEPH penny's ministry. 1(J!> 

Lucy M. Work. 
Jacob Osborne. 
Nathan Storrs. In 1791 opened a jewelery shop 

where Dr. Roberts' house stands. The next year 

he located on Shop Row. In 1828, he erected a 

granite block, considered the finest building of 

the kind in the county. 
Elihu Strong. 
Henry R. Noble. 
Timothy A. Russell. 
Cephas Parsons. 
Lewis C. Tower. 
Cyrus Noble, Jr. 
Alpheus Lyman. 
Ira Strong. 
Charles Strong. 
Zenas Clapp. Homestead on South street. The 

father of William D. 
Ambrose French. 
William Bliss, Jr. A captain in the war of the 

Rebellion. A book-binder. Lives in Troy, N. Y. 
Daniel R. Burnell. 
Levi Wright. 
Jonas M. Clark. Superintendent of Northampton 

Water Works. 
Edwin Clark. 
Francis W. Shepherd. 



170 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

William Judd. The last of the Judds that con- 
tinued at Horse Mountain. 

Abner B. Warner. Son of Oliver. Graduated at 
Williams 1833, and at Gilmanton Seminary, 
1834. Pastor at Milford, N. H., and Medford, 
fourteen years. 

George Day. 

Oliver Jones. 

Ebenezer Strong. 

Medad Strong. 

Oliver Warner, Jr. Graduated at Williams 1841. 
For fourteen years Secretary of State. State 
Librarian and Clerk of Board of Education. 

Elijah Allen. The third of this name, at Roberts 
Meadow many years. Married, 184U, Lovisa 
Clark, Westhampton. 

Asa Strong. 

Elihu Judd. 

John Smith. 

William Fisk. 

Henry B. Wolcott. 

Neal Sebastm. 

Susan Wright. 

Hannah Clayton. 

Julia Ann Hunt. 

Elvira Ann Smith. 

Eunice Cramp. 



JOSEPH penny's ministry, 171 

Charles Starkweather. 

Elizabeth McNeal. 

Mary Phelps. 

Mary A. Graves. 

Lucy E. Dewey. Daughter of David L. Dewey of 
Roberts Meadow. She married Rev. Josiah Clark, 
Jr., who filled important positions in Northamp- 
ton the last sixteen years of his life. 

Ebenezer W. Strong. 

Louisa Bakeman. 

Julia Bowers. 

Rachel Clark. Afterwards at Southampton. 

Elizabeth W. Wright. 

Clarinda Richards. 

1836. 

Charles A. Dewey. Came to Northampton 1826. 
Law partner of Isaac C. Bates. District Attor- 
ney in 1830. Judge of the Supreme Court, 
1837-66. Father of three graduates. 

Theresa H. Bates. Daughter of the foregoing, 
Hon. Isaac, U. S. Senator. Married L. J. Dud- 
ley, Esq. 

Dea. Asa Marble. 

Mrs. Silence Marble. 

Phebe Strong. 



172 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mrs. Electa Smith, wife of Justin Smith, Jr. 

Sidney P. Williams. Son of Dea. Eliphalet. 
Graduated at Yale 1829, and at the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, Settled in Philadel- 
phia. 



CHAPTER IX. 

Ministry of Rev. Charles Wiley, Noiiember 7, 
1837— February 9, 1845. 

Admissions. — Historical Items. 

1837. 

Harriet N. Mather. 

David Warner. 

Louisa Chapin. A native of Hatfield. Her home 
was in the family of her aunt, Mrs. Asahel Ly- 
man at South Farms. She Married, 1842, Wil- 
liam D. Clapp, member of School Committee. 
Taught at Williston Seminary. An excellent 
man, a gifted preacher. 

Seth Warner. 



1838. 



Mrs. Lydia Clark. 
Margaret Clark, 
Clarissa Curtis. 
Clarissa Curtis, Jr. 
Sarah M. Wright. 



(173) 



174 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

1840. 
Mrs. Marcia H. Wright. 
Theodore Parsons. 
Mrs. Theodore Parsons. 
Anna Parsons. 
Mrs. Electa S. Strong. 
Pamelia Strong. 
Seth Parsons. 
Hannah H. Lyman. Daughter of Jonathan H. 

Esq., married Rev. Charles Mason of Grace 

Church, Boston. 
Mary C. Dickinson. Sister of George P., 57 Elm 

street. 
William A. Graves. 
Elizabeth W. Hubbard. 
Fanny W. Lyman. Married and lived in Michigan. 

Home in Ohio. 
Sarah P. Hubbard. Married ; her home was in 

Michigan. 
Adaline F. Woodward. 
Emily Davis. 
Harriet A. Smith. 
Isabel Lyman. 
Martha C. Hitchcock. 
Franklin K. Hitchcock. 
Alexander Wright. 
Ansel C. Parsons. 



CHARLES WILEY'S MINISTRY. 175 

Edward C. Strong. 

Mrs. Ruth Wright. 

Martha S. Phelps. 

Maria L. Phelps. 

Abby P. Parsons. 

Sophia K. Parsons. 

Clarissa Stebbins. 

Clara L. Allen. 

Adrianna S. Allen. Married, 1855, Rev. Charles 
Hammond, for twenty-five years Principal of 
Monson Academy. 

Cornelia Wells. 

Cornelia H. Wells. 

William F. Knapp. 

Lydia H. Knapp. 

Harriet Allen. 

Martha Tower. 

Chloe C. Atkins. 

Sarah L. Wright. 

Lucinda Breck. 

Elizabeth Breck. 

Fanny Smith. Daughter of Justin, Sr. Sister of 
Mrs. Mary Tenney. 

Lydia Smith. 

Fanny Phelps. 

Dianthe C. Lee. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke Sem- 
inary, 1845. She married, 1848, Rev. William 
Bates. Preached thirteen years at Northbridge. 



176 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Dorcas A. Clark. 

Martha A. Weller. 

Nancy Wright. 

Rev. Wm. Allen, D. D. President of two colleges, 
Dartmouth, N. H., and Bowdoin, Me. Removed 
to Northampton, 1839. Delivered the second 
Centennial Address at Northampton, Oct. 29th, 
1854. 

Mrs. Sarah J. Allen, Elizabeth L. Allen, Charlotte 
F. Allen. Wife and two daughters of President 
Allen. Elizabeth L. married, 1843, Rev. Henry 
B. Smith, Prof, of Theology in Union Theolog- 
ical Seminary, New York City. Charlotte F. 
married, 1841, Rev. Erastus Hopkins. 

Susan W. Clark. Married, 1849, Rev. Josiah Ty- 
ler, missionary to South Africa for forty years. 

Hannah Elwell. 

1841. 
Nancy Parsons. 
Jane Anna Cook. 
Joseph Lathrop. Merchant on Shop Row, firm of 

Stoddard & Lathrop. 
Abba A. Lathrop. 
Sydenham Parsons. Druggist, member of the First 

Church choir. 
Mrs. Mary L. Williams. 



CHARLES Wiley's ministry. 177 

Erastus Slate. 
Mrs. Sarah Slate. 

1842. 

Mrs. Mary Miller. 

Mira Chapin. 

Hannah W. Lyman. 

Eunice Hunt. 

Nancy E. Warner. 

Emily C. Shepherd. 

Julius Phelps, Son of Capt. Julius. Homestead 
the same as his father's in Florence. 

Marietta B. Levake. 

Lydia A. Clark. 

Jane S. Daniels. Married, 1844, Hon. Oliver War- 
ner, Secretary of Massachusetts. 

Caleb Clapp. 

Sara Maria Clapp. 

Roland Weller. 

Zenas Joy. He originated in Plainfield. 

William Strong, Hawley street. Reserved one acre 
of his father Joseph's home lot where he lived. 
Number of his children nine. 

George Sergeant. A clerk in Stoddard & Lathrop's 
store. 

George A. Abbott, 

Ozro Hillman. 
12 



178 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Silas D. Thayer. 

Francis Ilunn. 

Aaron Breck, Jr. Moved to Lawrence, Kansas, 
where the family resides. 

Levi Parsons. 

Lewis C. White. 

Oshea Walker. 

Thaddeus Gooch. 

John Adams. 

Mrs. Abby S. Adams. 

Harriet Eliza Strong. 

Abigail J. Shepherd. 

Lucius A. Clapp. 

Elizabeth N. Thayer. 

Samuel Breck. Son of Aaron, graduated at Brown 
University, 1848. Taught in several places. 
Grave up teaching and came home to rest. Sick- 
ness ensued. He deceased 1853. 

George Shepherd. In company with Nathan Dike- 
man, hatters. 

Julia Ann Janes. 

Martha A. Janes. 

Josiah W. Smith. 

Jane Sophia Smith. 

Julia R. Phelps. 

Marion Laidlow. 



CHARLES Wiley's ministry. 179 

1843. 

Justus Boies. From Blandford. His daughter, 
Jane Louisa, married, 1845, Rev. Joel Lyman 
Dickinson, 

Mrs. Justus Boies. 

Caroline E. Boies. 

Amelia Clark. 

Sophia Clark. 

Ann G. Willis. 

Franklin Haskell. 

Eliza P. Wiley. Wife of Rev. Charles Wiley, pas- 
tor of First Church, 1837-45. 

Mary H. Pond. 

Cephas Phelps. 

Sophia Allen. 

Martha J. Parsons. 



1844. 



Esther Slate. 
Joseph M. Kellogg. 
Sarah Dwight. 
Mary Ann Wood. 
Lois Brewster. 
Emeline Clark. 
Lydia A. Clark. 
Mrs. Martha Clapp. 
Electa Allen. 



180 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

1845. 
David B. Phelps. 
Jesse Mclntire. 
Mary Mclntire. 
Hatty B. H. Bull. 
Adelia Shepherd. 
Mrs. Corinth E. Bartlett. 
Olivia Noble. 
David S. Sheldon. Graduated at Middlebury, 1831. 

Principal of Northampton High School. Prof. 

in Griswold College, Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. Mary L. Sheldon. 
Lewis Mclntire. 
Mrs. Margaret Mclntire. 
J, W. Smith, M. D. A dentist. His successor was 

Dr. Thomas W. Meekins. 
Mrs. Clarinda Smith. 



CHAPTER X. 



Ministry of Rev. E. Y. Swift, November 19, 

18Jf5—Sej)temheT 22, 1851. 

Admissions.— Historical Items. 

1846. 

James Lyman. Brother of Heury the martyr mis- 
sionary. Lived at Toledo, Ohio. 

Frances P. Lyman. 

Mrs. Levi Strong. 

Mrs. Mary A. Bray. 

Elihu King. 

Rev. C. J. Tenny, D. D. Resigned pastoral labors 
on account of failure of voice. Dr. Sprague 
styles him "a man of princely intellect." His 
daughter married Judge William Allen. 

Ruth 0. Tenny. 

Lydia Morton. 

Catharine Gilfillan. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke 
Seminary, 1852. 

Electa B. Lee. 

(181) 



182 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Catharine L. Swift. Wife of the pastor, Rev. E. 

Y. Swift. 
G. H. King. 
Charlotte King. 
Ebenezer T. Wood. 
Betsey R. Wood. 
Robert Chase. 
Andrew S. Wood. A druggist, succeeded Winthrop 

Hillyer on Shop Row. Afterward lived in 

Montreal. 
William Boies. Son of Justus, studied and prac- 
ticed law in Northampton. In the life insurance 

business. 
Silas D. Childs. 
Jonathan H. Lyman. A physician, afterwards in 

California. Grandson by marriage of the first 

President Dwight of Yale College. 
Samuel B. Bridgman. 
Reuben Pierce. 
Jonathan Brewster. Kept the Mansion House, 

which stood near the present Catholic Church. 
Moses Gilfillan. Father of Thomas and James. 
Elizabeth Gilfillan. 
Anna M. Phelps. 
Eliza D. Claflin. 
Harriet W. Claflin. 
Persis L. Clark. 



E. Y. swift's ministry. 183 

Augusta C. Abbott. 

Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, Elm street. Daughter of 

Elihu. 
Mary Annette Allen. 
Eliza C. Allen. 
Henrietta M. Slate. 
Helen A. Slate. 
Elizabeth M. Strong. 
Harriet Elwell. 
Sarah M. Brown. 
Caroline R. Kellogg. 
Roxana G. Starkweather. 
Almira Starkweather. 
Eliza Starkweather. 
Julia A, Graves. 
Mercy Morgan. 
Mrs. Mary D. Bush. 
Nathaniel C. Gleason. 
Mrs. Mary Gleason. 
Sarah Clark. 
David Strong. 
Georgiana M. Wright. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke 

Seminary in the class of 1852. 
Susan C. Breck. 
Catharine E. Lee. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke 

Seminary, 1854. 
Martha B. Kingsley. 



184 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mary L. Kingsley, West street. 

Caroline R. Parsons. Daughter of Capt. Samuel, 

West street. 
Elizabeth H. Strong. 
Caroline M. Durant. 
Catharine Clark. 
Susan S. Stebbins. 
Nancy H. Powers. 
Julia W. Shepherd. Daughter of George, King 

street. 
Sarah E. Bois, Gothic street. Daughter of Justus. 
Lucy A. Wade. 
Harriet Davis. 

Caroline B. Dewey. Daughter of Judge Chas. A. 
Martha P. Lyman, Home afterward in Boston. 
Jane Elwell and Harriet Elwell, Water street. 
Olive Converse and Wealthy Slate. Lived on 

North street. 
Mary S. Davis. 
Barton Bisbee and Sarah G. Bisbee. Removed to 

Springfield, Illinois. 

1847. 

Mrs. Frances Banners and Mary A. Hanners, Elm 

street. Came from Charlemont. 
Fanny W. Hayden. 
Harriet C. Elwell. 



E. Y. swift's ministry. 185 

Harriet E. Davis. 

Helen M. Clark. 

Sarah W. Allen. 

Ann Sophia Allen. 

Mrs. Hannah D. Clark and Helen M. Clark. 

Mother and daughter, Maple street. 
Mrs. Experience D. Kellogg. 
Frances C. Bascom. 
Mary Bascom. 
Martha A. Strong. 
Sophia Chester. 
Franklin Stiles. 
Mrs. Roxana Stiles. 
Mrs. Sophia P. Strong. Wife of William, Hawley 

street. 
Nancy J. Parsons. 
Martha S. Damon, Boston. 
Frances S. Lyman. 
Mrs. Harriet A. Abbott.' 
George Kellogg. 

1848. 

Eliza M. Cook. 
Julia Elliot. 

Mrs. Frances E. Stoddard. Widow of Prof. Solo- 
mon, who deceased 1847, at Middlebury, Vt. 
Mrs. Amelia P. Warner. 



186 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Charles H. Dickinson, Martha C. Dickinson, Mar- 
ket street. 
Mrs. Emma Graves. 
Mrs. Princes Wood. 

1849. 

Mrs. Harriet Hutchins. 

Mrs. Lucy B. Lyman. 

Horace Clark. 

Mrs. Mary Clark. 

Truman Meekins. 

Polly Meekins. 

Luthera Meekins. 

Cordelia A. Case. 

Eliza M. Barnard. 

Sally Ann French. 

Mary E. French. 

Lucy M. Burnell. 

Francis Williams. 

Sarah B. Delano. 

Moses Clark. 

Allison H. Palmer. Teacher of music, chorister in 

the First Church. Removed to Chelsea. 
Mrs. Ruth G. Palmer. 
Thomas Green. 
Mrs. Sarah Green. 
Sarah P. Green. 



E. Y. SWIFT S MINISTRY. 



187 



1850. 
Nathaniel Phelps. 

Mrs. Sarah Phelps. 

Lois E. Dow. 

Mary H. Wotton. 

Sarah K. Warren. 

Minerva C. Brewster. Married, 1856, Eev. Hiram 
Bingham, Jr. For several years has lived at the 
Sandwich Islands. Has lately translated the 
Bible for the Hawaiian Foreign Missionary So- 
ciety. 

Mary C. Dewey. 

Samuel V. Sykes. 

Mrs. Caroline Sykes. 

Mary E. Sykes. 

Catharine B. Wood. 

Cornelius D. Wood. 

Joseph Kellogg. 

Hervey J. Smith. 

Mary Smith. 

Lovisa C. Allen. 

Samuel Freeman. 

Lois Freeman. 

Catharine Gilfillan. 
Seminary 1852. 

Anna C. Edwards. 
Seminary, 1859. 



Graduated at Mt. Holyoke 

Graduated at Mt. Holyoke 
Assistant Principal of that 



institution. Traveling in Europe in 1891. 



188 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Minerva Smith. 

Elizabeth H. Tenny. 

Sarah P. Kingsley, Judith B. Kingsley, of South 
street. 

Charles C. Rust. 

Catharine Davis. 

Esther A. Graves. 

Louisa Healey. Married, 1855, Rev. Stephen C. 
Pixley, a missionary to South Africa. 

Caroline Lawrence. 

Joseph H. Parsons. 

Edwin G. Durant. 

Elizabeth Adams. 

Charles B. Kingsley. Druggist, successor to An- 
drew Wood. Chosen deacon in 1873. 

John Warner. 

David Allen. Removed to Davenport, Iowa. 

Laura Day. 

Harriet Hunt. 

Sarah E. Allen. 

1851. 

Mrs. Esther A. Loomis. 
Sarah C. Bray. 
Camillus M. Chapin. 
Eliza White. 
Maria Hubbard. 



E. Y. swift's ministry. 189 

Mrs. George Kingsley. 
Mrs. Susan F. Clark. 

1852. 
Mrs. Frances P. Clark. Removed to Plainfield in 



1873. Deceased 1891. ' 

Mrs. Martha B. Whittelsey. Mother of cashier | 

Whittelsey, also of Julia W. and Mary W., ' 

South street. I 

Mrs. Julia Parsons. j 

Ruth Wolcott. 

Rev. S. S. Smith. Pastor at Westminister. Agent ) 

for one of tlie benevolent societies. Lived at , 

Northampton. ' 

Mrs. L. B. Smith. ! 

Cornelia E. Smith. | 

Caleb Wright. | 

Mrs. Sarah L. Wright. | 

Amanda S. Wright. I 



CHAPTER XL 

Ministry of Rev. J. P. Cleaveland, April 20, 
1853— July 11, 1855. 

Admissions. — Historical Items. 

1853. • 

James Williams. 

Nancy Williams. 

Mrs. Elvira Parsons. 

Mrs. Charlotte P. Edwards, at Pine Grove. 

Rev. John P, Cleaveland. Pastor at Detroit, Sa- 
lem, Cincinnati, and Providence. 

Mrs. Juliana C. Cleaveland. 

Susan P. Cleaveland. 

William M. Lathrop. Graduated at Yale, 1825. 
First a lawyer at Enfield, next in mercantile 
business. Later in the insurance work, Boston. 

Mrs. Diana Dumont. 

Julia Butler. Widow of Elihu, editor of Commer- 
cial Advertiser in New York. 

Rial Claflin. 

Hannah W. Claflin, Cherry street. 
(190) 



J. p. CLEAVELAND*S MINISTRY. 11)1 

Charles C. Claflin. 

Alfred Hunt. Son of Dr. David. For many years 

lived in Auburn, N. Y. 
8arah W. Hunt. 

1854. 

Caroline S. Moore, Warner District. 

Clarissa Trumbull. 

Chloe M. Hunt. 

Lois P. Lyman. 

Cornelia Collins. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke Sem- 
inary, 1857. Afterwards Cornelia C. Ward, 
Holyoke. 



1855. 



Theodore Burt. 
Sarah H, Burt. 
Mary B. Dwight. 

Mary W. Newton. 
Adelia C. Phelps. 



1856. 



1857. 



Mrs. Helen V. Searle. 

Mrs. Emeline C. "Wright, West Farms. 

Mrs. Caroline Hillman. 

Spencer Parsons, Pine Grove. 



192 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Daniel Strong. Son of Joseph, Hawley street. He 

reserved one acre for his homestead. 
Rachel Strong. 
Susan D. Phelps. 
Mrs. Clarissa M. Smith. 
Mrs. Sarah Ann Parsons. 
Mrs. Harriet E. Parsons. 

Mrs. Pamelia Fitts, Removed to Sunderland. 
Emeline C. Bourne. 



CHAPTERS XII. 



Minisfry of Rev. Zachary Eddy, March 3, 
1858— April 1, 1867. 

Admissions. — Historical Itbms. 

1858. 

Rev. Ziichury Eddy. Twelfth pastor of North- 
ampton First Church. Published a Church 
Manual in 1860. 

Mrs. Malvina R. Eddy. 

George L. Wright, from Westhampton. Chosen 
deacon 1877. Residence 42 South street. 

Betsey Beutley. 

Leonard H. Field. Went into business in Jackson, 
Michigan. 

Submit Field and Dency L. Field. Resided on 
Union street. 

Samuel T. Spaulding. Settled in Northampton, 
1856. District Attorney for nine years. Ap- 
pointed Judge of Probate, 1872. 

Isabella Simpson. 

13 (193) 



194 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Haynes K. Starkweather, Jr. Chosen deacon in 
1873. Martha P. Starkweather, Maple street. 

A. Lyman Williston. President First National 
Bank. One of the deacons of the First Church. 
Home on Round Hill. 

Hannah M. Williston. Married, 1864, Rev. George 
S. Bishop, D. D., pastor at East Orange, N. J. 

Martin L. Williston. Pastorates in several places. 
Professor at Carleton College, Northfield, Minn. 

John Whittelsey. Cashier Northampton National 
Bank. Trustee and Treasurer of Cooley Dickin- 
son Hospital. 

Henry Roberts. 

Addison W. Beals. Removed to Warren, Mass. 

Edward L, Bartlett. Residence New York City. 

Theodore Bartlett. 

Mary Jane Cliurch. 

Julia E. Clark. 

David B. Claflin. 

Mary J. Perigo. 

Charles Hillman. 

Mind well K. Parsons. 

Charles T. Parsons. 

Mary S. Lathrop, Abby P. Lathrop, Elizabeth D. 
Lathrop, Hawley street. 

Caroline M. Kingsley, Nancy E. Kingsley, West 
street. 



J5ACHARY EDDY^S MINISTRY. 195 

Maria A. Bliss. 

James H. Searle. One of the First Church dea- 
cons. 
John B. Augur and Charles Smith, Associated 

together in the tailoring business. 
George Shepherd. 
Theodore P. Clark and Charles Edgar Clark, 

brothers. Sons of Elijah and Mrs. Frances P. 

Clark. Both died several years ago. 
Lyman N. Clark, at Pine Grove. 
Webster Bartholomew. Residence at Canton, N. Y. 
Elizabeth Simpson, Spring Dale. 
L. Maria Merwin. 
Lucy A. Kellogg. 
John W. Hubbard. 
Thomas W. Levake. 
Anna E. Levake. 

Charles C. Wells. Druggist at Saratoga S^n-ings. 
Ruth S. Breck. 
Sarah M. Burt, Fanny H. Burt, Harriet E. Burt, 

Home on Union street, 
Elias A. Pike, Elizabeth M. Pike, and Mary A. 

Pike. Residence on Maple street. 
Lucy Parsons. 
George B. Drury, Sarah P. S. Drury, and Sarah 

H. Drury, at Loudville. Superintendent of 

Schools. Recently deceased. 



19(i FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

William B. Hale. Formerly President of First 

National Bank, Northampton. 
Harriet A. Hale. 
Mary S. Lee. 
J. S. Lathrop. 
Elizabeth S. Lathrop. 
Albert H. Kingsley. 
William M. Barnard. 
William Bliss. 
Martin L. Clapp. 

Frederic C. Hillman. Removed to South Deerfield. 
Edward M. Kingsley. 
J. Dwight Kellogg. 
Elijah D. Clapp. 
Mary Clapp. 
Martha A. Clark. 
Emma C. Bliss. 
Frances C. Hunt. 
Mary E. Shepherd. 
Frances A. Phelps. 
Martha M. Phelps. 
Ellen W. Converse. 
Helen M. Clapp. 
Mary Edwards. 
Elizabeth H. Clark. 
Abby P. Lathrop. 
Elizabeth D. Lathrop. 



ZACHARY eddy's MINISTRY, 197 

Alfred J. Munyan. 

Jonathan E, Collins. 

Laurentia P. Collins. 

William P. Derby. 

Susan E. Clark. 

Helen E. Phelps. 

Sarah T. Stoddard. Daughter of Prof. Solomon, 

. Married, 1861, Hon. A. L. Williston, President 
First National Bank. 

Louisa G. Stoddard. Daughter of Prof. Solomon, 
married, 1869, Martin Luther Williston, who 
studied in Germany. Prof, in Carleton College. 

George W. Edwards, at Pine Grove. 

Frances A. Clark. 

Ozro C. Wright. 

Ellen M. Kingsley. 

Sarah W. Lyman. 

Mary Jane Simpson. 

Sarah B. Foster. 

Sarah E. Parsons. 

Emily Kingsley. 

Sarah C. Bridgman. 

Elizabeth P. Knapp. 

Joseph B. Whitehouse. 

Martha A. Whitehouse. 

Mary El well. 

Lizzie H. Stockwell. 



lOS FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Emily S. Love. 
Martha R. Birge. 

1859. 
Edward W. Curtis. Removed to Cambridgeport. 
Mary E. Ferry. 
Anna E. Clark. 
Elizabeth C. Kingsley. 
Mary Baker. 
Jane A. Baker. 
Clarissa E. Clark. 
Jemima H. Thayer. 
Elizabeth B. Lyman. 
George W. Perigo. 
Sally H. Perigo. 
Elbridge Kingsley. 
Mercy Moody. 
Clarissa Hancock. 
Laura A. Perkins. 
Sarah C. Strong. 
Ebenezer W. Strong. 
Mrs. E. W. Strong. 

George D. Clark. Druggist, under the firm of 
Clark & Parsons. 

1860. 
Elizabeth Wood. 
Mary S. Claflin. 



ZACHARY eddy's MINISTRY. 199 

Nathan Clark. 
Polly W. Clark. 
Edson P. Clark. 
Betsey Cutler. 

1861. 
Mrs. Fleming. 
Reuben H. Nims. 
Catherine E. Tyler. Grand-daughter of Hon. 

Eliphalet Williams. 
Mr. and Mrs. Manly. 
S. Russell Butler. Graduated at Williams, 1858. 

A missionary for twelve years on the Labrador 

coast. 
George L. Shaw. 
Mary Ann Shaw. 
Cliloe Parsons. 
Erasta K. Wells. 

1863. 
James C. Arms. 
Mary S. W. Arms. 
Achsah G. Gaylord. 
Cyrus White. 
James L. Warriner, from Springfield. Connected 

with Northampton National Bank. Removed to 

Pittsfield. 



:>00 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Isaac R. Clark. 

Sarah R. Clark. 

M. Josephine Kellogg. 

Mrs. Catharine J. Prince. 

Elizabeth P. Wright. Graduated at Mt. Uolyoke 

Seminary, 1869. 
Charlotte E. Graves. 
Ileman White, Jr. 
Clarissa White. 
Mrs. Maria Noble. 
Mrs. Amanda Edwards. 
Almira A. Eames. 
Mrs. A. W. Olmsted. 
Henry Tucker and Amelia E. Tucker. Removed 

to the west. 

1863. 

Timothy P. Phelps. 
Anna Phelps, West Farms. 
Sophronia Starkweather. 
William Richardson. 
John M. Knox. 
Jerusha E. Warner. 
Elizabeth 0. Baker. 

Edith M. Eddy, daughter of Rev. Dr. Eddy. 
Known by her writings. 



ZACHARY eddy's MINISTRY. 201 

Henry A. Dwight. Sou of Cecil. Graduated at 

Williams, 1839. Taught at Norfolk, Va. After 

the war he lived in Northampton. 
Lucia D. Dwight. 
Achsa L. Shumway. 
Helen Gilfillan, graduated, 1854, at Mt. Holyoke 

Seminary. Afterwards Mrs. H. G. Collins, 

Elizabeth, N. J. 
Luthera F. Norton. 
Eliza Towne. 
Willis W. Clapp. 
Charles F. Warner. 
Lucy A. Ayres. 
George Bennett. 
Francis P. Searle. 
Everett R. Sanders. 
Harriet E. Brooks. 
Henrietta Strong, Hospital Hill. 
Abby P. Burnham. 

1864. 

Julia H. Strong. 
Harriet Williams. 
Henry F. Williams and Sarah F. Williams, 31 

Pomeroy Terrace. 
Margaret Dickey. 
William A. Clark. 



202 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

George E. B. Howard. 

Helen D. Howard. 

S. W. Lee, Jr. Organist of First Church in 1884. 

Hephzibah Lee. 

Frances Livermore. 

Lucy Phelps. 

Rosetta E. Crossett. 

Sarah Norris. 

Milo Loveland. 

Mary M. Loveland. 

James Allen. 

Otis A. Skilton. 

Adaline M. Skilton. 

Hattie C. Davis. 

Ella S. Thompson. 

Sarah J. Strong. 

Effie Warner. 

L. W. Joy. From Hawley. The fourteenth post- 
master in Northampton. Held the office twenty- 
fonr years. 

Rebecca W. Joy. 

John Hunt Hastings. 

E. Williams Tyler, lawyer, Peckham & Tyler, 
Trinity Building, N. Y. City. 

Wilbert A. North. 

Mary A. Knapp. 

Eliza Ring. 



ZACHARY eddy's MINISTRY. 203 

i 

Josiah Bakeman, Helen E. Bakeman, Lincoln j 

avenue. 
Mary E. Wright. I 

Allen S. Clark. . \ 

Charles S. Thayer. 
Theodore Gladden^ Jr. 

Joseph P. Pray. ] 

Esther E. Moody. ] 

Nathaniel S. Graves. | 

Mary J. Graves. 1 

Harriet C. Graves. j 

Viola M. Graves. i 

L. Myron Kidder. j 

Josephine E. Kingsley. \ 

Lucinda Cook. I 

Susan L. Hillman. j 

Pelatiah Pray. I 

J. Edwards Parsons. j 

Alvah L. Bartlett. Grandson of Preserved, who j 

built on South street 1702. 
Edward French. 
William S. Kingsley. 
Fanny M. Strong. 
Susan A. Pray. 
Obadiah Hastings, 

Sarah R. Hastings. ' i 

Jennie J. Corser. I 



204 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Marietta C. Copeland. 

Rev. Ephraim Lyman. Removed to Northampton 

1804. Spent his last years in Minnesota. 
Hannah D. Lyman. 
Lucy D. F. Lyman. 
George R. Lyman. 
Ellen H. Lyman. 
Minerva Hart. 
Julia Brown. 

1865. 

Henry J. Walker. 
Phila A. Walker. 
Jonathan P. Strong. By occupation a mason. 

Long a member of the First Church choir. 
Levi Parsons Morton. 
Lucy E. Dewey. 
Mary E. Clark. 
Noah H. Lee. 
Caroline A. Nutting. 
H. J. Rudd. 
Annie C. Rudd. 
Orrin E. Livermore. 
Elizabeth L. Livermore. 
Andrew S. Cook. 
Marion A. Cook. 
Elizabeth L. Baker. 



ZACHARY eddy's MINISTRY. 205 

Juliu Prentiss. 

Lewis 11. Fellows. 

Elizabeth R. Fellows. 

William P. Strickland. Graduated at Williams 
1858. Admitted to the Bar 1861. Clerk of the 
Courts 1864. Judge of the District Court. Dea- 
con of First Church. 

Mary Strickland. 

Sarah Strong. Daughter of Jonathan, South street. 
A teacher ; taught in the same school building 
on Center street over a quarter of a century. 
Shortened her days by teaching. 

Sarah C. Phelps. 

J. Hunt Butler. Bookseller on Shop Row. Father 
of several graduates. President of Northampton 
National Bank. 

Sarah M. Butler. 

1866. 

Mrs. E. P. Strickland. 
Laura L. Davenport. 
Mary H. Northam. 
Harriet W. Harrington. 
Erastus C. Hall. 
Elizabeth Hall. 

Oliver Walker. Secretary and Treasurer of the 
Hampshire Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 



306 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Virginia Clark. 

Catharine Slate. 

Catharine S. Kingsley. 

George S. Seymour. 

Mary F. Clark. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke Semi- 
nary, 18G5. 

Lizzie A. Clark. Taught Kindergarten School in 
Northampton. 

Ella L. North. 

Mary Anna Parsons. 

Harriet Lyman, Sarah C. Lyman, Bridge street 
and Grant avenue. 

Horace Lamb, Harriet H. Lamb, 14 High street. 

Emily S. Church. 

1867. 
James O'Neil. 
Eunice C. Walcott. 
Sarah J. Prouty. 
Mrs. Margaret J. Hooker. 
David E. Phillips. 
Mrs. Lucy E. Morton. 
Emily W. Fairman. 
William P. Starkweather. 
Charles D. Hastings. 
Farnum E. Sawin. 

John A. Prentiss. Formerly Sexton of First 
Church. 



ZACHARY eddy's MINISTRY. 207 

Fred W. Lyman. 

Albert M. Loyd. 

Phebe Loyd. 

Egbert L Clapp. City Clerk of Northampton. 

Austin Hayden. 

Mrs. E. B. Hayden. 

Mrs. A. E. Converse. 

Mrs. Mary Saulsbury. 

Mrs. Alma L Day. 

Mrs. Betsey S. Livermore. 

Anna E. Price. 

Mrs. Elizabeth D. Kirkland. 

Susan A. Williams. 



CHAPTER XIII. 



Rev. William S. Leaviff's Ministrij, 1SG7—1881. 

Admissions. — Historical Items. 

18G7. 
Mrs. Theodosia H. Leavitt. 

1868. 

Sarah J. Gibbs. 

Mrs. Felicia S. Burt. 

Mrs. Clarissa Fox. 

Mrs. Martha A. Turner. 

Maria N. Dewey. Daughter of Judge Charles A. 
Dewey. 

Mrs. Sarah Marshall. 

Mrs. Lucretia Smith. 

James Dickson Clark. Son of Charles, grandson 
of Dea. Luther. Graduated at Williams, 1848. 
Studied law and admitted to practice, 1851. 
Taught in Brooklyn, 1855-64. Published Bio- 
graphical Record of Kappa Alpha Society of 

Williams College, 1881. 

(208) 



WILLIAM S. LEAVITT'S MINISTRY. 209 

Mrs. Catharine A. Edwards. 

Mrs. Susan R. Boies. Wife of William Boies, who 
practiced law in Northampton. In 1871 he re- 
moved to Troy, N. Y. 

Evans B. Harding. Graduated at Medical Depart- 
ment of Bowdoin College, 1863. Located in 
Northampton, 1864. 

Mrs. E. B. Harding. 

1869. 

Mary C. Dickinson. Had a private school on 

King street. 
Ann McLaughlin. 
Mrs. Lydia W. Williams. 
Fred G. Hastings. 
Isaac D. Smith. 
Mrs. I. D. Smith. 
Fanny J. Walker. 
J. B. Ackerman. 
Mrs. E. G. Ackerman. 
Mary H. Ackerman. 
Henry A. Wright. 
Jennie Wright. 
George S. Hunt, Mrs. Fanny S. Hunt, 19 South 

street. He originated in Goshen. 
Newton Thayer. 
14 



210 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Frank Clifford Lyman. Graduated at Yale, 1876. 

Taught in New York City, also in Peeksville, 

N. Y. 
William H. Nowell, Mrs. W. H. Nowell. He was 

chosen deacon of the First Church in 1877. 
Elizabeth Anna Dwight. 

1870. 
Mrs. Henry K. Hinckley. Wife of Henry Rose H. 

By profession a lawyer. He was lieutenant in 

Mass. Cavalry in the Rebellion. 
Mrs. Lucy M. Webb. 
Maria L. Wood. 
Alfred Starkweather. 
Mrs. Fannie A. Starkweather. 
Eliza J. Witherell. 
Mrs. I. R. Miner. 
Catharine D. F. Sergeant. 
Nellie E. Kellogg. 
Fanny A. Edwards. 
Mary G. Leavitt. 
Elizabeth L. Fairman. 
Susie H. Lyman. 
Jennie Jenkins. 

1871. 
Charles H. Chandler. 
Mrs. Stella S. Chandler. 



WILLIAM S. LEAVITT's MINISTRY. 211 

Mrs. M. E. Ockington. 

Mrs. Jane S. Benjamin. Home on Hawley street, 

daughter of William Butler, who started in 1786 

the Hampshire Gazette. 
Simeon Dickinson, Martha G. Dickinson, 11 Pom- 

eroy Terrace. He lived to be over ninety. Also 

Martha E. Dickinson. 
Mrs. Sarah T. Lacore. 

1872. 

Mr. Elijah H. Bartlett. 

Mrs. Elijah H. Bartlett. 

Anna Wright, Olive A. Wright, 14 Bridge street. 

Samuel A. Fisk, Jr. Graduated at Yale, 1877. 
Studied medicine in Boston. Physician at Den- 
ver. 

Mary J. Dawson. 

Anna E. Fowle. Home at Michigamme, Mich. 

Mr. Franklin Howes. 

Mrs. Franklin Howes. 

Julia L. Wolcott. 

Submit Clark. 

Julia R. Tyler. 

Anna Wilkinson. 

Widow Daly. 

Margaret Daly. 



212 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

1873. 

George W. Hubbard. Treasurer of Smith College, 
Trustee of Savings Bank and of Forbes Library ; 
also of Hampshire Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 
President of Cooley Dickinson Hospital ; Presi- 
dent of Smith Charities. 

Mrs. Philena T. Hubbard. 

Mrs. Caroline B, Alvord. Removed to Worcester, 
Mother of Rev. James C. Alvord. 

Willis W. Clapp. 

Frederic A. Hildreth. 

H. K. W. Dickinson. 

Angeline Dickinson. 

Sidney Dickinson. A journalist. In 1885 lectured 
on Art at Smith College. 

Edward Dickinson. Son of Henry. Graduated at 
Amherst College, 1876. In the musical profes- 
sion at Elmira, N. Y. 

C. H. Dickinson, Jr. Graduated at dollege of 
Physicians and Surgeons, 1878. Practiced at 
Faribault, Minn. 

Andrew Sawin. 

Mrs. Mary J. Stone. 

Mrs. Sarah J. Bates. 

Mrs. Sarah W. Lyman. Home at Montreal. 

Mrs. Kitty L. Hill. 

Mrs. W. P. Abernathy. 



WILLIAM S. LEAVITT'S MINISTRY. 213 ; 

1874. I 

i 

Francis H, Stoddard. Son of Prof. Solomon. ' 

Graduated at Amherst College, 1869. At Oxford 
University 1885. Professor in University of New , 

York. 

Lucy M. Stoddard. 

Jenny Spaulding. ' 

Nancy L. Miller. 

Sarah M. Butler. 

Clara W. Lathrop. 

Bessie Lathrop, 21 Bridge street. 

Etta Theresa B. Kraus. Home in Boston. 

Mrs. Sarah B. Smith. 

Mrs. Harriet A. Kingsley. 

Arthur W. Clark. Removed to Hartford, Ct. 

Lucy L. Strong. 

Lucy R. Rutherferd. 

John M. Turner. 

Mrs. J. M. Turner. ' 

Lizzie Turner. 

1875. i 
E. W. Higbee, M. D. Began medical practice at | 

Northampton, 1871. Made European tour, 1881. ; 

Ida J. Parsons. 1 

Lizzie G. Parsons. I 

Jennie W. Kellogg. 



214 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Elias C. Lyman. 

Mrs. Jane B. Crouch. 

Mrs. Hannah Belden. 

Rev. L. Clark Seelye, D. D. Graduated at Union 
College, 1857. Studied Theology at Andorer and 
in Germany. Pastorate at Springfield. Profes- 
sor of English Literature at Amherst College. 
Became President of Smith College, 1873. 

Mrs. Henrietta C. Seelye. 

Lucia G. Loveland, Annie B. Loveland, 35 Mar- 
ket street. 

Myra G. Strong. 

1876. 

Mrs. Fanny B. Seymour. 
Elizabeth P. Breck. 
Alvah Foote. 
Mrs. L. Elizabeth Foote. 
Ruth A. Parsons. 

1877. 
Myra No well. 

William M. Parsons. Removed to New Haven. 
Mrs. E. F. Comstock. 
Mrs. Harriet R. Abbott. 
Ella B. Parsons. 
Sarah W. Hillman. 



WILLIAM S. LEAVITT'S MINISTRY. 215 

Mrs. Caroline E. Tyler and Mary E. Tyler, on 

King street. 
Frances M. Tyler. Graduated at Smith College, 

1884. 
Sarah D. Kellogg. Graduated at Smith College, 

1881. ■ 
Minnie M. Parsons. 
Frank B. Parsons. Home at Lorain, Ohio. 

1878. 
Mrs. F. E. G. Stoddard. 
Mrs. Mary G. Pelton. 
D. D. Gorham. Graduated at Middlebury College, 

1847. Taught in various institutions about 

forty-three years. One of First Church deacons. 

Formerly Principal of High School. 
Mrs. D. D. Gorham. 
Mary E. Gorham. Graduated at Smith College in 

the class of 1879. 
Nina P. Fisk. Graduated at Smith College, 1884. 
Mary A. Burnham, Sarah L. Burnham, 17 Elm 

street. 
Catherine E. "Worcester. 
Charles Smith, Mrs. Angelina Smith, 40 King 

street. 

1879. 
Mrs. Lucy A. Mantor. 
Mrs. Ophelia A. Pelton. 



216 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Emma J. Rice. 

Arthur L. Fisk. At New Haven. Graduated at 

Yale, 1883. 
Mrs. Mary P. Bruce, Maria E. Bruce, 3 Market 

street. 
Mrs. Nettie B. Rust. 
Hattie B. Comstock. 
Dr. John T. Stoddard. Graduated at Amherst, 

1874. Studied in Europe. Chosen Professor of 

Physics and Chemistry in Smith College, 1878. 

1880. 
Harriet E. Strong. 
Alvin L. Clapp. 
George P. Dickinson. 
Mrs. Mary R. Dickinson. 
Anna M. Dickinson. 
Charles E. Williams. 
Mrs. Sarah M. Shipman. 
Mrs. C. E. Laidley. 
Mrs. Alvira A. Clary. 
Mrs. Katharine S. Leavitt. 
Mrs. Amelia P. Warner. 
Mrs. Sophia H. Parkhurst. 
Ceylon Moody, Mrs. Lucy E. Moody, 72 South 

street. 
Mrs. Mary C. Maynard. 



WILLIAM S. LEAVITT'S MINISTRY. 217 

1881. 
EjDhraim L. Hastings, Mrs. Julia D. Hastings, 23 

Market street. 
Charles E. Stevens, Nettie M. Stevens, 9 North 

street. 
Mrs. K. M. Wright. 
Lucy H. Smith. 
James C. Alvord. Graduated at Williams College, 

1885. Grandson of Judge Charles A. Dewey. 

Pastor at Hamilton. 
Sally M. Bush. 
Stephen D. Hadley. Superintendent of Sabbath 

School of the First Church. 



CHAPTER XIV. 



Ministry of Rev. Herbert W. Lathe, 1882—1891. 

Admissions.— Historical Items. 

1883. 
Mrs. Mary A. Jones. 
Ruth B. Dickinson. 
Zerviah C. Hillman. 
Jennie D. Smith. 
Sarah A. Clapp. 
Harriet L. Hillman. Graduated at Smith College, 

1884. 
Harriet C. Seelye. Graduated at Smith College, 

1888. Abigail T. Seelye, Elm street. 
Minnie D. Gibbs. 

Fred W. Connolly. Home in Boston. 
Irene F. Pratt. 
Rev. Herbert W. Lathe. Graduated at Yale 1873, 

and at Andover, 1877. Pastorate in Portland, 

1877-81. 
Mrs. H. W. Lathe. 

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HERBERT W. LATHE'S MINISTRY. 210 

Mrs. Letitia D, Parsons, Sarah D. Parsons, 34 
Bridge street. 

Almira E. Parsons. 

Sophia C. Clark. Graduated at Smith College, 
1882. 

Ellen P. Clark. 

Carrie E, Strong. 

Mrs. Eunice B. Knowlton. 

Josephine M. Clark. 

Nellie S. Fairman. 

William S. Clark, Mary E. Clark, and Abbie L. 
Clark, 4 School street. 

John Hill. 

Adam Hill. 

Joel A, Connolly. 

Dr. William A. Trow. The third of three physi- 
cians, brothers. Dr. Trow of Sunderland, Dr. 
Trow of Buckland, and the above, 29 Pleasant 
street. 

Mrs. Lizzie A. Trow. 

William Trow. Graduated at Amherst, 1886, and 
at Yale Theological Seminary, 1890. 

Mary E. Trow. Graduated at Smith College, 1889. 

Mrs. Adriana S. Hammond. 

Mrs. Julia A. Thayer. 

Wealthy A. Bradford. 

William Dearden, Elizabeth Dearden, Margie Dear- 
den, 25 Pleasant street. 



220 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mrs. Esther P. Phelps. 

Mrs. Electa Nims. 

A. L. Williston. A corporate member of the 
A. B. C. F. M. 

Mrs. S. T. Williston. 

Lucy Williston. 

Prof. J. B. Clark. Graduated at Amherst, 1872. 
Professor in Carleton College, Minn. Now Pro- 
fessor at Smith College. 

Mrs. Myra S. Clark. 

Charles H. Dickinson. Graduated at Amherst, 
1881. Took the Ely Prize for Composition, Ju- 
nior year, 1880. Graduated at Yale Theological 
Seminary, 1884. 

Samuel D. Smith, Lavinia M. Smith, 23 King 
street. 

Mattie C. Burnham. 

Heloise E. Hersey, Hatfield House. 

Mary B. Safford. 

Caroline Thayer. 

Mrs. Marietta K. Smith. 

1883. 

Charles B. Kingsley, Jr. Druggist. Son and suc- 
cessor in business of his father, Dea. Charles B. 
Kingsley. 

Helen A. Hillman. 



HERBERT W. LATHE's MINISTRY. 221 

Sarah D. Woodruff. 

Sarah M. Marsh. 

Julia Parsons. 

Theodore C. (xladden, Harriet C. Gladden, 36 

Bridge street. 
Mrs. Maria Porier. 
Elijah Allen, Lovisa C. Allen, Miriam L. Allen, 

43 Elm street. 
Mary E. Clark. 
Waldo H. Lamb, Helen 0. Lamb, 15 Franklin 

avenue. 
Helen W. Shute, and Mary A. Shute, members of 

Smith College, 1883. 
Kate B. Shipman. 
Mary P. Fisher. 
Mary B. Dwight, 
Henry E. Smith. 
Dora C. Smith. 
Harriet N. Rowland, Olivia J. Rowland, Juliette 

Rowland, 7 Fruit street. 

1884. 

Prof. Benj. C. Blodgett. Born in Boston. Grad- 
uated 1861, at University of Leipsic, Germany. 
Professor of Music at Smith College. 

Mattie B. Blodgett. 

Annie B. Bacon. 



222 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Louisa B. Adams. 

Anna W. Edwards. Graduated at Smith College, 

1888. 
Carrie G. Brigham. 
Elizabeth A. Wright. 
Mary J. Herrick. 
Mary L. Spaulding. 
Nellie B. Spaulding. Graduated at Smith College, 

1886. 
Mary A. Maynard. 
Annie P. Kellogg. Graduated at Smith College, 

1888. 
Harriet L. Billings. 
Martha L. Hadley. 
Josie P. Robertson. 
Laura E. Sawin. 
Mabel D. Kingsley. 
Mrs. Mary L. Lyman. 
Harry Norman Gardiner. Graduated at Amherst, 

1878. Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy 

at Smith College. 



1885. 



Mrs. Lydia A. Clark. 
Caroline R. Clark. 
Bertha M. Clark. 
Anna B. Strong. 



HERBERT W. LATHE'S MINISTRY. 223 

Mary A. Carter. 

Mrs. Mary Cloud. 

Emma E. Walker. 

Annie 0. Parsons. Graduated at Smith College, 

1885. 
Harriet E. Parsons. 
Edward M. Mills. 
Alice C. Mills. 
Sarah M. Mills. 
Mattie M. Hitchcock. 
Mabel L. Leeds. 
Euretta L. Damon. 
Edward P. Seymour. Graduated at Amherst, 1884. 

1886. 

Mary A. Simison, 
Myron Day. 
Helen E. Day. 
George W. C. Stockwell. 

Clarence W. Alvord. Graduated at Williams Col- 
lege, 1891. Has the ministry in view. 

1887. 
Marville M. Lee. 
Eobert G. Williams. 
Melinda B. Hawley. 
Louise C. Patterson. 



224 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Bessie H. Kellogg. 

Emma B. Starkweather. 

Mary F. Merrick. 

Katharine E. Phelps. 

Maud E. Parsons. 

Mrs. Martha A. Clark. 

Mrs. Esther M. Wetherell. 

Eliza A. Wilder. 

Ella M. Piatt. 

Harriet F. Copeland. 

Eva M. Robinson. 

Theresa B. Williams. 

Walter C. Kingsley. 

Robert L. Williston. A member of Amherst Col- 
lege. 

Harry S. Williston. Entered Amherst College, 
1891 ; brother of the preceding. Both sons of 
Hon. A. L. Williston. 

Charles A. Clark. 

Mary Hussey. 

Mrs. Mary E. Staab. 

Charlotte Webber. 

Jessie Peasely. 

Nellie C. Moody. 



1888. 



Susie Lathrop. 
Mary L. Roberts. 



HERBERT W. LATHE'S MINISTRY. 225 i 

I 

Maud E. Strong. ^ 

Lottie B. Strong. 

Mrs. Netta E. Higbee.' ; 

Mrs. E. A. Simison. 1 

Charles M. Starkweather. Graduated at Amherst 
College, 1886. Connected with a University pa- 
per in New York City. 

Sarah J. Edwards. 

Clementine M. Davis. 

Ellen A. Watson. 

John L. Clapp. 1 

Annie G. Snell. 

Mrs. Martha M. Rolfe. 

Cornelia B. Strong. 

Bertha F. Clapp. 

Myron L. El well. 

Mrs. K. M. Elwell. 

1889. ' 

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Wright. 

Charles M. Wright. • I 

Fanny I. Hussey. - 

Thomas B. Ewing. | 

Ada L. Ewing. ] 

Mrs. Clara Fletcher. j 

Annie F. Fletcher. j 

Hewitt G. Fletcher. i 

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226 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Spear. 

Mrs. Lillian D. Fitts. 

Mrs. Harriet E. Bates. 

Mrs. Diantha L. Graves. 

Mrs. Ellen Clark. 

Mrs. Sarah L. Clark. 

Mrs. Annie A. Parsons. 

Mrs. Alice M. Walker. 

Anna M. Strong. 

Etta M. Locke. 

Sarah L. Daly. 

Elizabeth Simison. 

George H. Walker. 

Allen L. Strong. 

Walter C. Seelye. Preparing to enter college. 

William G. Bassett. Judge of Probate Court. 

Mrs. Mary C. Bassett. Daughter of Rev. A. M. 

Colton, Easthampton. 
Mrs. Mary Swift. 
Rufus Ames. 
Mrs. Sarah A. Ames. 
Lucy J. Ames. 
Estie B. Ames. 
Addie Pease. 

Mrs. Elizabeth N. Luques. 
Mrs. Ella M. Bradley. 



HERBERT W. LATHE'S MINISTRY. 227 

1890. 

Mrs. Elizabeth S. Prindle. 
Julia Imogene Prindle. 
Gertrude Eusebia Flagg. 
Mrs. Charlotte Flagg. 
Frances Darling. 
Josephine Spaulding. 
Mrs. Fanny Arnold. 
Agnes L. Williston. 
Mary M. Dole. 
William H. Smith. 
Mrs. N. Gertrude Smitli. 
Mrs. Mary L. Fay. 
Mrs. Hannah M. Moody. 
Mrs. D. Lewis. 
Harriet C. Mills. 
Frances E. Thompson. 
Mrs. Nellie E. Clark. 
Mary L. All is. 

1891. 

Charles N. Fitts. 
Mary E. Bement. 
Bertha L. Clark. 
Caroline B. Roberts, daughter of a former cashier 

of the First National Bank. 
Henrietta S. Seelye, daughter of President Seelye 

of Smith College. 



CHAPTER XV. 

Ministers settled since the organization of the 
First Church. 



Eleazar Mather, 


Ordained 


1661- 


-1669 


Solomon Stoddard, 


(( 


1G72- 


-1729 


Jonathan Edwards, 


(< 


1727- 


-1750 


John Hooker, 


e i 


1753- 


-1777 


Solomon Williams, 


li 


1778- 


-1834 


Mark Tucker, 


Installed 


1824- 


-1827 


I. S. Spencer, 


Ordained 


1828- 


-1832 


Joseph Penney, 


Installed 


1833- 


-1835 


Charles Wiley, 


Ordained 


1837- 


-1844 


E. Y. Swift, 


Installed 


1845- 


-1851 


J. P. Cleaveland, 


(( 


1853- 


-1855 


Zachary Eddy, 


( ( 


1858- 


-1867 


William S. Leavitt, 


i( 


1867- 


-1881 


Herbert W. Lathe, 


a 


1882- 


-1891 



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CHAPTER XVI. 



Elders and Deacons Since the organization of 
the First Church, June 18, 1661. 



John Strong, ordained 


1663. 




Preserved Clapp. 








Ebenezer Strong. 










DEACONS. 




William Holton, 






Chosen 1663 


Thomas Hanchet, 






1668 


Removed to Westfield. 




Med ad Pomeroy, 






" 1675 


Jonathan Hunt, 






1680 


Nathaniel Phelps, 






1691 


John Clark, 






1691 


Thomas Sheldon, 






'' 1702 


Ebenezer Wright, 






1704 


Samuel Allen, 






1725 


John Clark, 






1730 


Noah Cook, 






'' 1739 


Ebenezer Pomeroy, 




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1739 



330 



FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON. 



Stephen Wright, 


Chosen 1739 


Kemoved to Easthampton. 




Ebenezer Hunt, 


1754 


Supply Kiugsley, 


1754 


Joseph Hawley, 


1762 


Jonathan Hunt, 


1764 


Aaron Cook, 


1774 


Josiah Clark, 


1774 


Elijah Clark, 


1785 


Moses Kingsley, 


1785 


Kemoved to Chesterfield, 1794. 




Enos Wright, 


1791 


Solomon Allen, 


" 1797 


Became a minister, ISOi. Preachec 


in Western 


New York till 1821. 




Israel Clark, 


chosen 1804 


Luther Clark, 


" 1805 



1816 



Ebenezer S. Phelps, ' 

Removed to Hlinois, 1831. 

Enos Clark, ' 

Dismissed to the Edwards Church. 

Eliphalet Williams, ' 

Lewis Strong, * 

Dismissed to the Edwards Church, 1858. 

David S. Whitney, chosen 1831 

John P. Williston, " 1838 

Aaron Breck, " 1839 



1818 

1831 
1831 



ELDERS AND DEACONS. 



331 



Jared Clark, Chosen 183!) 


Daniel Kingsley, ' 


1864 


Haynes K. Starkweather, 


1873 


Charles B. Kingsley, ' 


1873 


George L. Wright, ' 


1877 


William P. Strickland, 


1877 


William H. Nowell, 


1877 


A. Lyman Williston, ' 


1883 


John B. Clark, ' 


1883 


D. D. Gorham, ' 


1884 


Silas M. Smith, 


1884 


J. H. Searle, ' 


' 1884 


William M. Trow, 


' 1887 



CHAPTER XVII. 



Home and Foreign Missionaries of the North- 
ampton First Church. 

Job Strong labored in company with David 
Brainerd among the Indians in New Jersey. 

Solomon Allen, 1804-21, a pioneer preacher in 
Western New York. Planted several churches. 

Ebenezer Wright, 1809-14. Under the patron- 
age of the Hampshire Missionary Society in St. 
Lawrence County, N. Y. 

Clarissa Lyman, daughter of Esq. Levi. Married, 
1822, Rev. William Richards of the Sandwich 
Islands Mission. 

Jerusha Lyman, married about 1825, Jackson 
Kemper, missionary Bishop of the Northwest. 

Ansel Bridgman. Home Missionary in Michigan. 

Henry Lyman, martyr missionary to Batavia. 

Joseph Hunt Breck and wife, both of North- 
ami^ton. Home Missionaries on the Western Re- 
serve. » 

(232) 



MISSIONARIES. 233 

Timothy Dwight, son of Cecil. His early death 
prevented him from being a foreign missionary. 

Robert Ogden Dwight, son of Major Josiah, mis- 
sionary to Madura. 

Miss Hetty S. Butler, married Rev. Eli Smith, 
missionaries to Syria. 

Susan Wright Clark, married Rev. Josiah Tyler, 
about forty years in South Africa. 

David T. Stoddard, missionary to Persia. 

Clara M. Brewster, or Mrs. Hiram Bingham, over 
thirty-five years in the foreign field. Now at the 
Sandwich Islands. 

S. Russell Butler, for twelve years on the Lab- 
rador coast. 

Sarah M. Cooke, married Prof. Silsby. Five 
years at Si am. 



CHAPTER XVIII. 



Deceased Members of First Church and Parish 

who left large bequests to Home and 

Foreign Missions and other 

Charitable Objects. 

Beujamin Tappan. 
John Hopkins. 
Asahel Lyman. 
Mrs. Asahel Lyman. 
Dr. Beujamin Barrett. 
Dr. Edward B. Barrett. 
Dea. J. P. Williston. 
Mrs. J. P. Williston. 
John Clarke, the banker. 
William Allen, D. D. 

Solomon Stoddard, third Clerk of Courts. 
George W. Hubbard. 
Tamesin Clark. 
Silas M. Smith. 

Two names of the last century may be added. 
Thomas Allen, deceased 1754, gave between six 
(234) 



BEQUESTS. 235 

and seven pounds to promote the spread of .the 
gosi)el among the heathenish natives in the vicin- 
ity. Ilis nephew, Joseph Allen, on King street, 
great-grandfather of Judge William, left a tract of 
land in Southampton, to the President of Dart- 
mouth College, to be expended in propagating the 
gospel among the Indians. When these amounts 
were given, it was a day of small things in mis- 
sionary movements. 



CHAPTER XIX. 



Churches aided in their Forrtiation and Mem- 
bership, during the last century and since, 
by the Northampton First Church. 

Almost a score could be mentioned, indebted to 
this Mother in Israel. Begin with some near at 
home. Southampton, Westhampton, Easthampton, 
settled largely from the mother town. They were 
model communities and the churches in them. 
Count up the graduates, ministers, authors, teach- 
ers, professors, valuable men, they have sent out 
into the world, more than one hundred and twenty. 

Lebanon, Ct., settled previously, stands high on 
the roll of educated communities. But that place 
received its first start from families connected with 
the Northampton First Church. The same re- 
specting Durham, Coventry, Woodbury, of that 
sta^e. One of the first ministers of Woodbury, 
Rev. Anthony Stoddard, was a Northampton boy. 
Settled in 1702, preached nearly sixty years, was 
Clerk of Probate forty years, acted as lawyer and 
(236) 



CHURCHES AIDED. 237 

physician, managed one of the largest farms in 
town, reared a family of eleven children, admitted 
500 to the church. 

It is proper to say that the intelligence of some 
Northampton families which settled in Amherst 
about 1750 and earlier, had something to do in 
bringing into existence that noble institution, Am- 
herst College. 

Recall the influence of the First Church in the 
early times of Northfield, Pittsfield, Skaneate- 
les, N. Y., Princeton, 111., Brecksville, 0. The 
churches in those places were much indebted for 
their excellent beginning to families of the North- 
ampton First Church. 

Coming back to the Connecticut Valley, the 
Edwards Church, so efficient, far reaching in its 
influence for good, owns and acknowledges the 
First Church as Mother. Has not this been the 
feeling on the part of both toward each other from 
the first till now ? 

Will conclude by adducing the Florence Congre- 
gational Church. In aiding its early membership, 
did not the Northampton First Church perform an 
important part ? o. 



CHAPTER XX. 



Wliat Hath God Wrought ? 

Two hundred thirty years ago, 

A faithful few, a little band, 
Wishing to serve their God below, 

And thus confess bis guiding hand, 

United all with willing mind 
To form a church, a sacred band, 

Rejoicing in a pastor kind, 
To guide them to the better land. 

The little ones were gathered in 
By Cov'nant vows of parents dear, 

And early taught to hate all sin. 
As from these records doth appear. 

First Mather came, a holy man; 

And Stoddard next, of earnest mien, 
And many souls took a firm stand, 

Whose names within this book are seen. 

Edwards, a wonder of logic rare; 

His preaching, earnest, faithful, sound. 
His books profound beyond compare, 

Have spread his fame the world around. 

Gifted Hooker in manhood's prime, 
Well served his three and twenty years; 

And Williams preached a longer time. 
E'en six and forty busy years. 
(238) 



WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT ? 239 

Tucker and Spencer, brief their stay, 
Though much belov'd and cherished here, 

Were call'd by God another way; 
Grieving people they lov'd so dear. 

Penny and Wiley, ten years more, 

Both quite learn'd and doing good. 
Their loss this ancient church deplored, 

And sought from others gospel food. 

Swift soon came to relieve their stress. 
And tarried five good years or more; 

Cleveland remained two years to bless. 
And troubled hearts to peace restore. 

Next beloved Dr. Eddy came. 
The church was happy in her choice 

Nine pleasant y ars did he remain, 
Causing large numbers to rejoice. 

Soon was he torn from their embrace; 

In the midst of God's work he left; 
Then Mr. Leavitt filled his place 

Fourteen years. 'Twas again bereft. 

Pastor Lathe then came to the fold. 
With wisdom garnered from the past; 

May numbers be by him enrolled, 
Adorning his bright crown at last. 



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